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THE LIBRARY 
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Sarah Cooper Hewitt 

presented in memory of 

her father 

Abram S. Hewitt 

and her sister 

Eleanor Garnier Hewitt 



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C ATA L O G U E 

OF THE 

WORKS OF ART 

BELONGING TO 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

PREPARED AND ISSUED BY 

THE ART COMMISSION 

OF THE CITY OF 

NEW YORK 




NEW YORK 
M C M I X 



COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY 
THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



ART COMMISSION OF THE 
CITY OF NEW YORK 

AS CONSTITUTED IN 
I 909 

RobertW.de Forest, President John Bigelow, 



Trustee of Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Frank D. Millet, Vice-President 
Painter 

John B. Pine, Secretary 
George B. McClellan, 

Mayor of the City of New York 



President of the New York Pubhc Library 

Arnold W. Brunner, 

Architect 

Charles Howland Russell 
Frederic B. Pratt 



A. Augustus Healy, 

President of Brooklyn Institute of Arts HERBERT AdAMS, 
and Sciences Sculptor 



FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ART COMMISSION 

SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT UNDER THE 
CHARTER OF 1898 

Robert A. Van Wyck, Ex-officio, Samuel P. Avery, 

Mayor, January i, 1898, to December 31. January i, 1898, to December 31, 1899; 

1901. January i, 1900, to December 31, 1902. 

Henry G. Marquand, Ex-officio, John La Farge, 



President Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
January 1, 1898, to February 26, 1902. 

Charles T. Barney, 

February 14 to December 31, 1898; Janu- 
ary 2, 1899, to December 31, 1901. 

Charles F. McKim, 



February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1900. 

Daniel C. French, 

February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1899; 
January i, 1900, to December 31, 1902. 

Frederick Dielman, 

January i, 1901, to December 31, 1903. 



February 14 to December 31, 1898; Janu- JoHN DE WiTT WaRNER, 

ary 2, 1899, to December 31, .Qoi. January i, 1902, to December 31, 1904. 

Henry E. Howland, Henry Rutgers Marshall, 

February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1900. January i, 1Q02, to December 31, 1904. 

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MEMBERS OF THE ART COMMISSION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT 



William J. Coombs, 

February 24, 1902, to December 31, 1903. 

Frederic W. Rhinelander, 

Ex-OFFICIO, 

President Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
February 26, 1902, to September 25, 
1904. 



Seth Low, Ex-officio, 

lyor, 
1903 



J. PiERPONT Morgan, Ex-officio, 

President Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
November 21, 1904, to December 31, 
1907. 

J. Carroll Beckwith, 

January 1, 1904, to December 31, 1906. 

John D. Crimmins, 

January 1, 1904, to December 31, 1906. 



Mayor, January ,, ,902, to December 3., WALTER CoOK, 

January 1, 1905; resigned June 28, 1907. 



A. Phimister Proctor, 

January 1, 1903, to December 31, 1905. 

LOYALL FaRRAGUT, 

January i, 1903, to December 31, 1905. 



John J. Boyle, 

January 1, 1905, to December 31, 1908. 

Howard Mansfield, 

January 1, 1906, to December 31, 1908. 



INTRODUCTION 



INTRODUCTION 



PAINTINGS 

THE City of New York began its valuable collection of por- 
traits in 1790 by requesting President Washington "to 
permit Mr. Trumbull to take his portrait to be placed in 
the City Hall as a monument to the respect which the in- 
habitants of this City have toward him." In the autumn 
of 1804 — soon after the tragedy at Weehawken — the Common 
Council commissioned Colonel Trumbull to paint the portrait of 
Alexander Hamilton. The selection of this artist was a wise one, 
as he had previously painted several portraits of Secretary Hamil- 
ton from life. He also made use of Cerracchi's white marble bust 
of Hamilton (now in the Lenox Library). For seventy-five years 
the Common Council continued this policy of securing the portraits 
of distinguished men, not officially connected with the State or 
City, but who by conspicuous public service had won the admira- 
tion of its inhabitants. 

The series of Governor's portraits was begun in 1791, when Colo- 
nel Trumbull was commissioned to take the portrait of Governor 
George Clinton. The collection includes the portrait or each 
Governor of New York, from Governor George Clinton to Governor 
Dix. 

In 1804 the Common Council commissioned Colonel Trumbull to 
paint the portraits of "the chief magistrates of this City since the 
Revolution." This order included Mayors Duane, Varick, and 
Livingston, and the City continued to have portraits of its Mayors 
painted down to Mayor Gunther. 

The City has in its collection four portraits of Washington, three 
of Clay, and four of De Witt Clinton. There were two of Governor 



INTRODUCTION 

Stuyvesant painted and paid for by the City, but one of them has 
disappeared. 

In addition to securing for the City this invaluable collection of 
portraits, the Common Council showed its lively interest in art by 
occasionally visiting in a body a public exhibition of paintings. 
Sometimes they not only visited it themselves but passed a resolu- 
tion urging the citizens "to avail themselves of an opportunity 
to improve their taste" by going to see a painting such as "The 
Court of Death," by Rembrandt Peale, exhibited at the Academy 
in 1820. 

The Common Council of Brooklyn confined itself in the main to 
securing portraits of the Mayors of the City. It began its collec- 
tion in 1834 with the portrait of Mayor George Hall, and attempted 
to secure the portrait of every Mayor to 1898, the year of con- 
solidation. It has failed, however, to secure the portraits of three 
Mayors, who refused to sit for their portrait on the ground that in 
their opinion it was not a legitimate expenditure of public money. 
In addition to its Mayors, Brooklyn purchased two of the portraits 
of Washington and one of Clay. The portraits of Judges in the 
County Court House and Hall of Records in Brooklyn were all 
presented to the City. 

These portraits hang in various public buildings throughout the 
City. By far the largest number are to be found in the City Hall, 
but by referring to the geographical index, at the end of the book, 
it will be seen that they decorate the walls of many municipal 
offices. 

Until the establishment of the Art Commission in 1898, the care 
of paintings was entrusted to different officials, so that at various 
times each of the following have been custodians of the paintings: 
The keeper of the City Hall; Clerk of Common Council; Committee 
on Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Public Works. 



SCULPTURE 

In the years between the founding of the United States Govern- 
ment and 1850 various attempts were made to induce the Common 
Council to erect statues to distinguished men, and individuals and 
certain societies sought to enlist the cooperation of the citizens to 
honor men in this way. All efforts to secure either public or private 



INTRODUCTION 

funds for erecting statues were unsuccessful during the first sixty 
years following the Revolution. The first piece of sculpture 
bought by the City was the white marble bust of Henry Clay, pur- 
chased in 1852, although a few busts were presented to the City 
much earlier than this. 

The record in Brooklyn and the other boroughs is as bare as that 
of Manhattan. While, to-day, the City of New York possesses 
many statues, monuments, and fountains, nearly all of them have 
been presented to the municipality. The citizens have been 
liberal in this respect, and the streets and parks are adorned in 
many places with masterpieces of sculpture. 

In the preparation of this catalogue, it has been found necessary 
to examine the manuscript and printed proceedings of the legisla- 
tive bodies of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the ledgers and journals 
of the Comptroller's office, as well as many works of reference. 
Until this investigation was undertaken comparatively little was 
known about the works of art belonging to the city. This catalogue 
is believed to give, for the first time, accurate and authentic in- 
formation. Nothing has been taken on faith. Every fact has 
been verified. Wherever uncertainty exists that fact has been 
indicated and in such cases it is hoped that the circulation of this 
catalogue may elicit further information. A card catalogue in 
the offices of the Commission contains the reference for every fact 
stated. 

All inscriptions have been copied verbatim, without attempting 
to correct the errors, if any, contained therein. Where it has been 
possible to decipher the signature of the artist, this has been given. 
The asterisk (*) is used to indicate the fact of official approval by 
the Art Commission, before acquisition by the City. 

In determining whether a painting, sculpture, or structure is a 
work of art, the definition used in the Charter in defining the powers 
of the Art Commission has been liberally construed. Section 637 
provides: "The term 'work of art,' as used in this title, shall apply 
to and include all paintings, mural decorations, stained glass, 
statues, bas-reliefs, or other sculptures, monuments, fountains, 
arches, or other structures of a permanent character intended for 
ornament or commemoration." 

In selecting the works of art for reproduction, a somewhat differ- 
ent method has been adopted than is customary in the ordinary 
catalogue. Three factors have been considered in the selection of 

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INTRODUCTION 

an object reproduced in this volume — its excellence as a work of 
art, the prominence of the subject of the portrait or statue, and 
its rarity. 

It may be mentioned that time has had its effect upon many of 
the portraits, and that some of them are so placed that photographs 
suitable for successful reproduction were not obtainable — and there- 
fore such subjects have lost much of their original effectiveness. 

The portraits are arranged in the order in which they were ac- 
quired by the City. Those of which no record of their acquisition 
has been found have been placed at the end of the list. 

The mural decorations, stained glass, and sculpture are arranged 
geographically. 

This catalogue includes only the works of art acquired by the City 
previous to September i, 1908. 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Members of the Art Commission viii 

Introduction ix 

Contents xiii 

List of Illustrations xv 

Catalogue of Paintings 

Arranged in the order of their acquisition by the City of 

New York i 

Catalogue of Mural Decorations 8i 

Catalogues of Sculpture 

In the Borough of Manhattan 103 

In the Borough of Brooklyn 197 

In the Borough of the Bronx 219 

In the Borough of Queens 227 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



PAINTINGS 



SUBJECT 

The City Hall . . 
George Washington 
George Clinton 
John Jay . . . 
Alexander Hamilton 
James Duane . 
Richard Varick 
Edward Livingston 
Marinus Willett 
Morgan Lewis . 
Daniel D. Tompkins 
Peter Stuyvesant . 
Jonathan Williams 
Stephen Decatur . 
William Bainbridge 
Isaac Hull . 
Thomas McDonough 
Oliver Hazard Perry 
Jacob Radcliff . 
James Monroe . 
Andrew Jackson . 

Stephen Allen . 

Marquis de Lafayette 

John Stanford . 

William Paulding . 
De Witt Clinton . 



ARTIST 



FACING 
PAGE 



Title. 



John McComb, Jr. 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

John Trumbull 

Thomas Sully . 

Thomas Sully . 

John Wesley Jarvis 

John Wesley Jarvis 

John Wesley Jarvis 

John Wesley Jarvis 

John Trumbull 

John Vanderlyn 

John Vanderlyn 

Samuel L. Waldo, A.N 

William Jewett, A.N.A. 

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 

N.A 

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 

N.A 

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 

N.A 

George Catlin 50 

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46 

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



SUBJECT 

Philip Hone 

John Christopher Yates 

Christopher Columbus 

Martin Van Buren 

Walter Bowne 

Gideon Lee 

George Hall 

William Learned Marcy 

William Henry Seward 

James Harper . 

William C. Bouck 

John Young 

Jose Antonio Paez 

David Thomas Valentine 

Townsend Harris . 

Winfield Scott . . . 

Thomas Jefferson . 

Henry Clay 

George Brinton McClellan 

Richard L. Larremore 

Seth Low 

Daniel D. Whitney 

"Veulvan Cara" 

Charles A. Schieren 

Andrew H. Green . 

Henry Hudson 

James Kent 

Robert Kelly . . 



John Vanderlyn 
John Vanderlyn 
Samuel Finley Breese Morse 

N.A 

Henry Inman, N.A. . 
Robert Walter Weir, N.A. 
Henry Inman, N.A. . 
James Frothingham, N.A. 
William Page, N.A. . 
Henry Inman, N.A. . 
Henry Inman, N.A. . 
Charles Loring Elliott, N.A 
Henry Peters Gray, N.A. 
Charles Wesley Jarvis 
Charles Wesley Jarvis 

J. Bogle, N.A 

Miner K. Kellogg . 
Charles Wesley Jarvis 
P. Staunton .... 
William H. Powell, A.N.A. 
Thomas Hicks, N.A. . 
William Merritt Chase, N.A 
Thomas Jensen 
Arturo Michelena . 
Richard Creifelds . 
B. Kramer-Scheiro 
Count Pulaski .... 
Rembrandt Peale, N.A. . 
Daniel Huntington 



FACING 
PAGE 

54 

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58 
60 
62 
64 
66 
68 
70 
72 

74 
76 

78 
80 

85 
86 

88 

90 

92 

94 
96 
98 
100 
102 
105 
106 
108 



MURAL PAINTINGS 



Justice 

Transmission of Law . 

Justice 

Banishment of Discord 
Justice of the Law 

The Power of the Law 

Wisdom .... 



Edward Simmons . . iio 

Henry Siddons Mowbray, N.A 112 

Robert Reid, N.A. . 1 14 

Willard Leroy Metcalf . . !i6 

Edward Simmons . . 118 

Edwin Howland Blashfield, 

N.A 120 

Henry Oliver Walker, N.A. . 122 
xvi 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



FACING 



SUBJECT 

The Reign of Law 

The Judicial and Other Virtues 

Opening of the Erie Canal 



ARTIST PAGE 

Kenyon Cox, N.A. . . . 124 

Joseph Lauber . . . 126 

Charles Yardley Turner, N.A. 128 



John Ericsson . 
Abraham de Peyster 
Benjamin Franklin 

Nathan Hale . 



New York in Its Infancy 
Jacob H. Schiff Fountain 
Peter Cooper .... 
Memorial Fountain 

Alexander Lyman Holley 

Washington Arch . 
Abraham Lincoln . 
Marquis de Lafayette 

George Washington . 

Fountain 

David Glasgow Farragut 
William Jenkins Worth . 
Horace Greeley 
Washington Irving 
William Tecumseh Sherman 
Christopher Columbus 

William Shakespeare . 

Indian Hunter 

Tigress and Cubs 
The Falconer . 
Daniel Webster 
Fountain 

Bethesda Fountain 
Richard Morris Hunt 
Still Hunt . . . 



SCULPTURE 

Jonathan Scott Hartley, N.A. 
George Edwin Bissell . 

E. Plassman 

Frederick William MacMon- 

nies, N.A 

Philip Martiny, A.N.A. . . 
Arnold W. Brunner . 
Augustus Saint Gaudens, N.A. 
Bruno Louis Zimm 
John Quincy Adams Ward, 

N.A 

Stanford White .... 
Henry Kirke Brown, N.A. 
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi . 
John Quincy Adams Ward, 

N.A 

Karl Adolf Donndorf . . . 
Augustus Saint Gaudens, N.A 
James Goodwin Batterson 
Alexander Doyle .... 
Friedrich Beer .... 
Augustus Saint Gaudens, N.A. 
Gaetano Russo .... 
John Quincy Adams Ward, 

N.A 

John Quincy Adams Ward, 

N.A 

Auguste Cain . . . . 

George Simonds 

Thomas Ball 

Olin Levi Warner, N.A, . 
Emma Stebbins .... 
Daniel Chester French, N.A. . 
Edward Kemeys .... 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



SUBJECT 

Johann Christoph Friedrich 
von Schiller .... 

George Washington . 

Egyptian Obelisk . 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monu 
ment 



Franz Sigel 



Grant's Tomb .... 
George Washington 

Henry Ward Beecher 

Ulysses Simpson Grant . 

Henry Warner Slocum 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial 
Arch 

James S. T. Stranahan 

Henry W. Maxwell 
Lioness and Cubs . 

The Horse Tamers 
Panthers 



Italian Fountain . 
Botanical Garden Fountain 

Soldiers' Monument . 



ARTIST 

C. L. Richter 



FACING 
PAGE 

1 88 



Jean Antoine Houdon . . 190 

Unknown 192 

Charles W. Stoughton 

Arthur A. Stoughton . . . 194 

Paul E. Duboy 

Karl Francis Theodore Bitter, 

N.A 199 

John Hemingway Duncan 200 

Henry Merwin Shrady . 202 
John Quincy Adams Ward, 

N.A 204 

William Ordway Partridge 206 
Frederick William MacMon- 

nies, N.A 208 

John H. Duncan .... 210 

Frederick William MacMon- 

nies, N.A 212 

Augustus Saint Gaudens, N.A. 214 

Victor Peter 216 

Frederick William MacMon- 

nies, N.A 218 

Alexander Phimister Proctor, 

N.A 221 

Unknown 222 

Carl E. Tefft ..... 224 
Frederick Wellington Ruck- 

stuhl 234 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS 
OF ART 



PAINTINGS 



CATAl 



AKKANGbD IN THE 
ACQUISITION 



1732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1789 97 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

Wearing a Colonial uniform of buff and blue with black 
boots, he stands, with right knee bent, beside a white horse, 
is turned slightly to the left, with the eyes looking straight 
His right arm, raised on a level with his shoulder, rests on tht 
saddle, and the hand, loosely holding the reins, drops i. 

^^1. His left hand, restmg against his hip, holds his 

ord. The horse, with left foreleg raised, is biting 

1 the immediate background is a view of Bowling 

nedestal standing in the center of a circular grass 

by an iron fence. In the immediate right back- 

H e corner of a building before which stands a soldier 

"■■ o ^nted officers followed by others coming around the 

corner ot a stone wall. Extending part way across the scene in 
the middle background is a paling, behind which, on the left, are 
long, low brick barracks with the Stars and Stripes floating from 
a flagstaff. New York Bay, covered with many vessels, is shown 
as far as the Narrows, and from its opposite shore rise the hills of 
Staten Island. K0T01/IIH2AW HOilOHO 

signed: jn. trua^^ll new york 1790 

Height, 108 in.; width, 7^iniMU5iT wH^inted for the City in 1790. 



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GEORGE WASHINGTON 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 



CATALOGUE 

PAINTINGS 

ARRANGED IN THE ORDER OF THEIR 
ACQUISITION BY THE CITY 



GEORGE WASHINGTON 
'732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

I 756- 1 843 

Wearing a Colonial uniform of buff and blue with black cavalry 
boots, he stands, with right knee bent, beside a white horse. His face 
is turned slightly to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 
His right arm, raised on a level with his shoulder, rests on the brown 
saddle, and the hand, loosely holding the reins, drops forward 
over the pommel. His left hand, resting against his hip, holds his 
chapeau and sword. The horse, with left foreleg raised, is biting 
its knee. In the immediate background is a view of Bowling 
Green, with a pedestal standing in the center of a circular grass 
plot surrounded by an iron fence. In the immediate right back- 
ground is seen the corner of a building before which stands a soldier 
saluting two mounted officers followed by others coming around the 
corner of a stone wall. Extending part way across the scene in 
the middle background is a paling, behind which, on the left, are 
long, low brick barracks with the Stars and Stripes floating from 
a flagstaff. New York Bay, covered with many vessels, is shown 
as far as the Narrows, and from its opposite shore rise the hills of 
Staten Island. 

signed: JN. TRUMBULL NEW YORK 1 79O 

Height, 108 in.; width, 72 in. Painted for the City in 1790. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

GEORGE CLINTON 

I 739-18 I 2 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 777-95; 180I-04 
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1805-12 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1 756- 1 843 

Dressed in a Colonial uniform of buff and blue, he stands on the 
alert in the foreground of a wild and picturesque landscape. He 
is in full front view with his head turned a little to the right; his 
eyes, slightly raised, look straight ahead into the distance. In 
his right hand is a drawn sword with the point resting on the 
ground; his left, holding a glove, hangs at his side. In the left 
foreground lie two cannon balls at the base of a pile of rocks sur- 
mounted by trees in autumn foliage. The butt of a cannon lying 
on the ground projects into the right foreground; beyond, a battle 
between British and Colonial troops is raging on the border of a 
lake, and against the farther shore at the base of mountains are 
several vessels on fire, while above the scene rises the thick smoke 
of battle. 

signed: J. TRUMBULL 1 79 1 

Height, 108 in.; width, 71^ in. Painted for the City in 1791. 



JOHN JAY 

1745-1829 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, I 795- I 8o I 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

Dressed in black and wearing a powdered wig, he stands leaning 
lightly on his right elbow, which rests on the back of an armchair 
upholstered in dark red brocade. He is in three-quarters view to 
the right, with face and eyes turned in the same direction. His 
left foot is advanced with the knee slightly bent, and his extended 
left hand rests with the index finger between the pages of a book 
standing on a table with an ample dark-green cover. Over his 
head is draped in ample folds around the bases of two columns a 
dark-red curtain, beneath which glimpses of blue sky are shown 
through thick, brown clouds. 

Height, 89 in.; width, 60^ in. Painted for the City in 1805. 




GEORGE CLINTON 

BY 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SFiE PAGE 4 



CATALOOt. wF WORKS - -rr - P ^ 1 NTINGS 

GEORGE CLINTON 

1739-1812 

U.V., t-KNwR OF NEW YORK, I777 .,. 
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1805-12 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

Dressed in a Colonial uniform of buflf and blue, .:. ....-^. 
alert in the foreground of a wild and picturesque landscape 
fsYn M front vtew with his head turned a little to the righi; m. 
eyes. sHghtly raised, look strai.l.^ ..head into. the distance In 
hrnght^aL is a^ drawn sw .e poin resting ^on the 

ground; hjs /^ ^i„ - ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^_ 

foreground lie two . - j • 

mounted by trees in au " Knftl? 

on the ground projects 
between British and C 
lake, and against the I 
several vessels on ^re - 
of battle. 



Height, IOC' 



GOVERN' 



in black and wearing a powdered wig. he fands leaning 
]{Jh: ,s right elbow, which rests on the back of an armchair 

Sol.urcd n .1 brocade. He is in three-quarters view to 

^he rS wUh Kl eyes turned in the same direction His 

eft foot IS advanced with tL knee slightly bent ^ ^^I'^^^i 

left hand rests with the index finger between tl ' o^.r h^ 

standmg on a table with an ^e dai^f-" ^^'l 

head is draped in olds around tne p. 

dark-red curtain, i mT^V.^h '4imm(1 are snown 

through thick, brown clou ^a 

Height, 89 in.; width, 6oiiiiuaMUMT kfAo^'-' '^' '" ' °^' 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON 

1757-1804 

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, 1 789-95 
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, I799-1804 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

Standing in a graceful and dignified attitude with right foot 
advanced, the taper fingers of the left hand resting on his hip, and 
his right hand, extended a little below the shoulder, palm upward, 
in gesture, is the figure of a gentleman, dressed in black, with knee- 
breeches, white stock and tie. He is in three-quarters view to the 
left, with his face and eyes in the same direction. In the right 
background is a mahogany armchair upholstered in brown, above 
which hangs a dark red curtain looped in deep folds above the 
head of the figure. In the left foreground, against the pedestal of 
two large marble columns, is a mahogany table, upon which are 
books and documents, and across the corner is spread out a large 
manuscript. Beneath the table are several large books and a 
loosely-rolled document. 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 1805. 



JAMES DUANE 
1733-1797 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 784-89 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

The head and shoulders of a gentleman with long powdered 
hair, curling at the ends, is in front view with his face turned to the 
left and his keen, dark eyes looking straight ahead. He is dressed 
in a black suit with white stock and jabot, and above his left 
shoulder is shown a mass of dark red drapery. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 24 in. Painted for the City in 1805. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

RICHARD VARICK 
1753-1831 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1789-180I 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

This is the half-length figure of an elderly gentleman of refined 
and noble mien, dressed in black, with an ample white tie. He 
sits beside a column in three-quarters view to the right, with his 
left hand resting on his other wrist, and his face turned toward the 
front, while his large brown eyes, with a placid expression, look 
straight before him. Beyond the column in the right background 
is shown the sky with sunset clouds. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City in 1805. 

EDWARD LIVINGSTON 
1 764- 1 836 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 180I-O3 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

This shows the head and shoulders of a man in three-quarters 
view to the left, his large eyes looking calmly at the spectator. He 
wears a plain suit of black, with ample white stock. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City in 1805. 

MARINUS WILLETT 

1 740- 1 830 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1807-08 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

Dressed in a simple suit of black with a white stock is the head 
and shoulders of a gentleman in three-quarters view to the left, 
with his face turned toward the front, and his eyes looking directly 
at the spectator. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City in 1808. 




JOHN JAY 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 4 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

RICHARD VARICK 
1753-1831 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1789-180I 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

I His IS the haii-iengih figure of an elderly gentleman of refined 
and noble mien, dressed in black, with an ample white tie. He 
sits beside a column in three-quarters view to the right, with his 
left hand resting on his other wrist, and his face turned toward the 
front, while his large brown eyes, with a placid expression, look 
straight before him. Beyond the column in the right background 
is shown the sky with sunset clouds. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. -ted for the City in 1805. 

EDWARD 

MAYOR O. 



This shows the h 
view to the left, his 
wears a plain suit o; 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. ^ '" 1805. 

MARlNUb wtLLLii 
1740-1830 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1807-08 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

D- in a siiT of black with a w tne head 

and rs of a _ lan in three-quar > the left, 

with turned tov YA[ HHO[and hi. okmg directly 

at the spcciator ya 

Height, ^ ■- • viuui, ^-,JfiyaMU5iT wHOLanted f'^'- *^'' Cifv in. 1808. 
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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

MORGAN LEWIS 

1 754-1 844 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1804-07 

ARTIST 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

1 756- 1 843 

This is a full-length figure of an officer, dressed in Colonial uni- 
form, with collar and cuffs ornamented with bars of red and gold 
braid and, beneath a brown leather belt, a red silk sash with long 
ends hangs from the left hip. He stands in nearly front view, and 
the eyes, turned slightly to the right, look with quizzical expression 
at the spectator. His right hand, loosely holdmg a glove, hangs 
at his side, and his left rests on the hilt of a sword with a richly 
ornamented scabbard. Over a chair, in the right background, is 
thrown a red-lined, black cloak with embroidered edge. Beyond 
a fluted column in the left background are shown a few trees in 
autumn foliage against a blue sky with white clouds. 

Height, 95 in.; width, 6i in. Painted for the City in 1808. 



DANIEL D. TOMPKINS 

1774-1825 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1807-17 
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1817-25 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 
1756-1843 

The figure of a gentleman dressed in black, in easy, graceful 
pose, stands in three-quarters view to the left with the right foot 
advanced and the knee slightly bent. His face is turned toward 
the front and his calm blue eyes look straight out of the picture. 
His left hand hangs at his side, and his right, holding a roll of 
manuscript, rests on papers spread near four large books across the 
corner of a mahogany desk, behind which is shown the lower part 
of a column. In the right background are shown a mahogany arm- 
chair upholstered in red and the pedestal and lower parts of 
columns. A rich brown tone pervades the entire picture. 

Height, 94J in.; width, 6i| in. Painted for the City in iSoB. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

PETER STUYVESANT 

1 592-1672 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1647-1664 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

The head and bust of a man is seen in three-quarters view to 
the right, the eyes looking directly at the spectator. He wears a 
black skull cap, a broad white collar, steel armor, and an orange 
sash over the right shoulder. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Copied for the City in 1808. 

JONATHAN WILLIAMS 

1750-1815 

CHIEF-ENGINEER, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1805-I2 

ARTIST 

THOMAS SULLY 

1783-1872 

Dressed in a military coat with gold epaulettes is a half-length 
figure in three-quarters view to the right, with his face and eyes in 
the same direction. His right arm rests on a book and the hand 
holds a partly unrolled plan of fortifications. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 26 in. Painted for the City in 1813. 

STEPHEN DECATUR 

1 779- 1 820 

AN AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER 

ARTIST 

THOMAS SULLY 
1783-1872 

The officer, dressed in a Colonial uniform, with large epaulettes, 
stands erect and alert, with left foot advanced, his right side to the 
spectator and his face turned slightly toward the front. His right 
hand is supported on the hilt of his sheathed sword, the point of 
the scabbard resting on the ground, and his left rests near a port- 
folio on the brown pedestal of a fluted column. In front of him 
are seen Castle William and New York Bay as far as the Narrows. 

signed: t. s. 1814 

Height, 94 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1814. 

8 




ALEXANDER HAMILTON 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 5 



F WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

PETER STUYVESANT 
1 592-1672 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK ' ' ^ 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

1756-1843 

The head and bust of a man is seen in th; view to 

the right, the eyes looking directly at the spt. lie wears a 

black skull cap, a broad white collar, steel ar .\d an orange 

sash over the right shoulder. 
Height, 30 in.; width, 25 m Copied for the City in 1808. 

JONATHAN WILLIAMS 

CHIEF-ENGINEER, U>''i 



Dressed in a railitar\ /' 

iigure in three-q^uarters '' 

the same direction. Hi 
holds a partly unrolled ; 

Height, 30 in.; width - 



THOMAS SULLY 
1 783- I f'-^ 

ii, a Colonial uniiorrn, with large epaulettes, 

stanu ith left foot advanced, his right side to the 

spectatoi d slightly toward the front. His right 



hand is - .,.v.. .lilt of his sheathed '.w-rd, the point of 

the scab! on the ground, and his 1 near a port- 

of a fluted C( ' ' 'nnt of him 

New York Bn Narrows. 



folio on 
are seen 



HO r, II fAAH"5l3CfMA^3JA 
i ! eight, 94 in.; widt va Painteci City in 1814. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE 

1 774- 1 833 

COMMANDER OF THE "CONSTITUTION," DEC. 29, l8l2 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

I 780- 1 840 

Dressed in a naval uniform of white trousers and blue coat, 
with two rows of brass buttons, the officer stands bareheaded on 
the deck of a ship, in front view, with his face turned to the right 
and his eyes gazing straight ahead. His weight is supported en- 
tirely on his right leg and his raised left foot rests on cannon balls 
in a case. The thumb of the left hand hangs in the trousers' 
pocket, while the right, grasping a drawn sword, drops at his side. 
In the background a cloud of thick smoke pervades nearly the 
whole scene, and in the right are shown various parts of a battle- 
ship. 

signed: JARVIS 

Height, 88 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 18 14. 



ISAAC HULL 

1 773- 1 843 

A COMMODORE 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

1780-1840 

A STURDY naval officer, dressed in a uniform of white trousers 
and blue coat, with a double row of brass buttons, stands on the 
deck of a ship, in nearly front view, with his eyes, slightly turned, 
looking mildly at the spectator, and his left hand resting beside a 
field-glass on a capstan. His right hand holds a drawn sword 
resting on its point on the deck, and at his feet in the left fore- 
ground lies a chapeau. The background is filled with smoke, 
through which the shrouds of a ship are seen. 

signed: JARVIS 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 181 5. 

9 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— PAINTI NGS 

ALEXANDER MACOMB 

1 782- 1 84 1 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, 1828-4I 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A. 

1 783- 1 86 1 

In a landscape indistinctly representing a battle-field, an officer, 
in Colonial uniform, with a light-blue ribbon around his neck, stands 
in three-quarters view to the right, with his face turned toward 
the front and the eyes looking calmly at the spectator. His left 
foot is advanced, with the knee bent, and his left hand, holding a 
chapeau with white pompon, rests on the hilt of a sheathed sword 
as a cane, while his right, clasping the tassels of his red sash, rests 
against his hip. The breech of a cannon is shown lying in the 
dust in the left foreground, and beyond is a soldier holding a white 
horse. In the right background the wheel of a gun-carriage leans 
on its broken axle. The sky is nearly hidden by smoke. 

signed: S. L. WALDO 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 181 5. 



THOMAS Mcdonough 

I783-I825 

AN AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

1 780- 1 840 

Dressed in a uniform of blue coat with gold epaulettes and two 
rows of brass buttons, white trousers and moderately tall boots, an 
officer stands in front view with his face turned to the right. His 
left arm rests against his hip and his right is extended somewhat 
behind him, with the hand holding a naval hat, resting on an edge 
of rock under a clump of trees. In the right background is shown 
a bay with ships at anchor and with hills on its farther shore, be- 
neath an orange-colored sky. 

signed: jarvis 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 181 5. 

10 




JAMES DUANE 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 5 



CAiALUuUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ALEXANDER MACOMB 

1 782- 1 84 1 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, !R:'S-4I 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N.A. 

I783-1861 

In a landscape indistinctly representing a battle-field, an officer, 
in Colonial uniform, with a light-blue ribbon around his neck, stands 
in three-quarters view to the right, with his face turned toward 
the front and the eyes looking calmly at the spectator. His left 
foot is advanced, with the knee bent, and his left hand, holding a 
chapeau with white pompon, rests on the hilt of a sheathed sword 
as a cane, while his right, clasping the tassels of his red sash, rests 
against his hip. The breech of a cannon is shown lying in the 
dust in the left foreground, and beyond is a soldier holding a white 
horse. In the right background the wheel of a gun-carri ■^•- i,. 
on its broken axle. The sky is nearly hidden by smoke. 

SIGNED WALDO 

Height, 94 in.; width. 60 in. Pamted for tht 



in<; 



THOMAS McL". 
1783-182- 

AN AMERICAN NAVAL 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

1 780- 1 840 

Dressed in a uniform of blue coat with gold epaulettes and two 
rows of brass buttons, white trousers and moderately tall boots, an 
officer stands in front view with his face turned to the right. His 
left arm rests against his hip and his right is extended somewhat 
behind him, with the hand holding a naval hat, resting on an edge 
of rock under a clump of trees. In the right background is shown 
a bay with ships ai anchor and with hills on its farther shore, be- 
neatii an orange-colored sky^^^^j^ ^^^^^ 

signed: lAj&vis 



Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. AA\jaiA\jf{T^vm6i^ tor the Uly in i»i5. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

JACOB BROWN 

1775-1828 

GENERAL-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, 182I-28 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

1 780- 1 840 

The figure of an officer dressed in Colonial uniform is represented 
standing on a battle-field, in front view, with the eyes looking 
directly at the spectator. His left foot is slightly advanced with 
the knee bent, and his left hand holds a pair of gloves against his 
breast, while his right, hanging by his side, grasps a drawn sword. 
In the right background are dimly seen two troopers galloping 
furiously, and clouds of smoke rise in the left background. 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 181 5. 



OLIVER HAZARD PERRY 

1785-1819 

commander ON LAKE ERIE, 1812-I3 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

I 780- 1 840 

A YOUNG naval officer, surrounded by three sailors without coats, 
is standing bareheaded, in an attitude of decisive action, in a green 
rowboat. His dark blue naval coat is wide open, showing his white 
waistcoat, ruffled shirt, and black stock, which, with white trousers 
and black belt, complete his uniform. His left foot, with the knee 
much bent, rests on one seat of the boat, and his right foot on 
another. His body leans to the right, in front view with his face, 
framed in auburn hair and side whiskers, turned to the left and his 
brown eyes gazing straight ahead. His tightly clenched right hand 
is thrust downward at his side; his left arm, enveloped in a pennant, 
is outstretched, with the hand pointing toward a vessel under full 
sail in the right background. One of the sailors, dressed in a blue 
and white striped shirt, is kneeling behind the officer on the left, 
another grasping an oar sits at his feet, while the third, with red 
waistcoat, is kneeling at the right and pushing with a pike against 
the side of a vessel on fire in the immediate background. 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 18 16. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JACOB RADCLIFF 

1 764- 1 84 1 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, l8lO-Ii; 1815-18 

ARTIST 

JOHN TRUMBULL 

I 756- 1 843 

Against red drapery hangings is the head and shoulders of a 
man in three-quarters view to the right, with his face turned 
toward the front, and his eyes looking directly at the spectator. 
He is dressed in a roll-collared black coat, a white stock, and jabot. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City in 1816. 



JOSEPH GARDNER SWIFT 

1783-1865 

UNITED STATES SURVEYOR, PORT OF NEW YORK, 1818-27 

ARTIST 

JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

1780-1840 

Standing in an extensive landscape is the figure of a man dressed 
in a uniform of dark blue with a single row of small brass buttons 
and gold epaulettes. He is in nearly front view with his face turned 
slightly to the right and his eyes looking straight ahead. Over his 
left arm hangs a heavy gray cloak and the hand holds a high- 
crowned hat, while his clenched right hand hangs at his side. In 
the background are seen groups of laborers, while on the extreme 
right stands an orderly holding a saddled horse. Beyond the men 
is a body of water, with low hills on its farther shore. 

signed: jarvis 

Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 181 7. 

12 




RICHARD VARICK 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 6 



ART — PAINTINGS 



ii RADCLl 
1764-18 :• 

EW YORK 



815-18 



J OH 



i drapery har. s the head and shoulders of a 

uce-quarters view Hie right, with his face turned 

- front, and his eves looking directly at the spectator, 
sed in a roll-collare^ black coat, a white stock, and jabot. 



:, 31 in.; width, 25 



in. 



ij.. 



'•^ed ^-^r the City in 1816. 



JOSEi 



!S 



Standing in an extensiv. 

■ ' -k blue • 
He i? 

liy to the r 1 his e) 

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,,mre of a man dressed 

1 small brass buttons 

V with his face turned 

■ ' '. Over his 



hand 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

CADWALLADER DAVID GOLDEN 

1 769- 1 834 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1818-2I 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A. 

I783-1861 

This is the head and shoulders of an elderly gentleman, in three- 
quarters view to the left, with his face turned nearly to the front 
and his eyes looking mildly at the spectator. He is dressed in 
black with a white linen stock. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City in 1819. 



JAMES MONROE 

1758-1831 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1817-25 

ARTIST 

JOHN VANDERLYN 

1776-1852 

The white knee-breeches, waistcoat, stockings, and shirt ruffle, 
with black coat and shoes, give an air of distinction and elegance 
to the figure of a man standing in front view with his face turned 
to the right and the eyes looking straight ahead. His left foot is 
advanced, and his left hand is supported by the thumb in the 
trousers' pocket, while his right hand rests on a large map of Florida 
partly unrolled on a table covered with green drapery. A strip of 
red plush with yellow fringe hangs from the corner above the 
table, under which lie two large books. In the right background 
stands an armchair upholstered in red, and beyond, through a 
window, the corner of a building is shown against a dull gray sky. 

signed: J. VANDERLYN l822 

Height, 100 in.; width, 64 in. Painted for the City in 1822. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — PA I NTI N GS 

ANDREW JACKSON 

1 767- 1 845 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1829-37 

ARTIST 

JOHN VANDERLYN 

I776-1852 

Dressed in a uniform of blue coat, white trousers, high cavalry 
boots, and a red sash tied about his waist in a large bow on the 
right hip, he stands alert on a battle-field, with his anxious face 
turned a little to the left and his eyes slightly raised, gazing straight 
ahead. Grasped in his right hand, resting on the left hip, a sword 
is swung out horizontally, and a heavy cloak is carried across the 
left arm with a chapeau in his hand. In the left background an 
excited sorrel charger is held by an orderly with shako and white 
pompon. Soldiers in action are seen in the right background, and 
over all rises the thick smoke of battle. 

signed: J. VANDERLYN 1823 

Height, 96 in.; width, 64 in. Painted for the City in 1823. 



STEPHEN ALLEN 

1 767- 1 852 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1821-23 

ARTISTS 

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A. 

1 783- 1 86 I 

AND 

WILLIAM JEWETT, A.N. A. 

I 795- I 873 

This is the half-length figure of a sturdy, cheerful-faced man, 
in three-quarters view to the right, with the eyes looking straight 
out of the picture. His right hand grasps the first page of a docu- 
ment with the arm resting on a table beside letters and papers, 
while behind his right shoulder hangs a piece of red drapery. 

signed: WALDO & JEWETT, 1824 

Height, 32 in.; width, 26 in. Painted for the City in 1824. 

14 




EDWARD LIVINGSTON 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 6 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ANDREW JACKSON 
1767-1845 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 829-37 

ARTIST 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

1776-1852 

Dressed in a uniform of blue coat, white trousers, high cavalry 
boots, and a red sash tied about his waist in a large bow on the 
right hip, he stands alert on a battle-field, with his anxious face 
turned a little to the left and his eyes slightly raised, gazing straight 
ahead. Grasped in his right hand, resting on the left hip, a sword 
is swung out horizontally, and a heavy cloak is carried across the 
left arm with a chapeau in his hand. In the left background an 
excited sorrel charger is held by an orderly with shako and white 
pompon. Soldiers in action are seen in the ri"^" '"ckground, and 
over all rises the thick smoke of battle. 

SIGN i 

Height, 96 in.; width, 64 in. 



STEPH 



171. 




MAYOR HF X, 




SAMUEL L. WALDO, 


A.N. A 


1783-1861 




AND 




WILLIAM JEWETT, 


A.N. A. 


1795-1873 





This is the half-length figure of a sturdy, cheerful-faced man, 
in three-qu? ^ew to the right, with the eyes looking straight 

out of the p^ His right hand grasps the first page of a docu- 

ment with the arm resting on a table beside letters and papers, 
while behind '■ ' '"' shoulder hangs a piece of red ,!. .n.>rv. 

Heighf '^ in.; widt'i ' n, va Painted for the City in 1824. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 
1757-1834 

MAJOR-GENERAL IN AMERICAN ARMY, 1 777-8 1 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

1791-1872 

Dressed in a black coat, a white waistcoat, buff trousers, and 
an ample, red-lined black cloak over the left shoulder, the figure of 
a gentleman past middle age stands with the left foot advanced on 
a portico overlooking an extensive landscape, through which winds 
a river beneath a brilliant sunset sky. He is in front view, with his 
face turned to the left, and his eyes, turned still more, gaze into the 
distance. His right hand rests on his cloak, which partly drapes 
a pedestal holding the busts of Washington and Franklin, while 
his left, loosely clasping the cloak, hangs at his side. Projecting 
into the right background is a massive balustrade, whose post is 
surmounted by an urn holding a slender plant with a single blossom. 

signed: morse 

Height, 96 in.; width, 64 in. Painted for the City in 1824. 



JOHN STANFORD 

1754-1834 

an AMERICAN DIVINE 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

I791-1872 

Seated in an easy-chair upholstered in green, is a portly gentle- 
man with abundant gray hair and dressed in a loosely fitting suit 
of black. He is in full face, with his dark eyes looking straight 
out of the picture, but his body is turned slightly to the left with 
the knees concealed beneath a table covered with brown figured 
drapery, A large book lies open before him, with his right arm 
resting on the page and the hand clasping its upper edge, while 
his left arm rests on the chair arm. In the background is draped 
a bright red curtain. 

signed: s. f. b. morse 
Height, 56 in.; width, 44 in. Painted for the City in 1826. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAI NTINGS 

WILLIAM PAULDING 

1 780- 1 860 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1823-25; 1826-29 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

1791-1872 

Seated in a red easy-chair, against a background of red drapery, 
is a half-length figure in three-quarters view to the left, with the 
face turned toward the front, and the eyes looking directly at the 
spectator. The left arm rests on the arm of the chair. 

Height, 33 in.; width, 26 in. Painted for the City in 1826. 



DE WITT CLINTON 

1 769- 1 828 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1817-23; 1 828 

ARTIST 

GEORGE CATLIN 

I 796- 1 872 

In a somewhat theatrical pose stands a full-length figure draped 
in an ample black cloak with red lining, thrown over his left shoulder 
and under his right arm and held together on the breast by his left 
hand, while his right, holding a roll of manuscript, hangs at his 
side. He is in front view with his face turned to the right and the 
eyes looking straight ahead. The background is a heavy, dark red 
curtain pushed back a little at the right, showing, over the tops of 
buildings, a river with steep hills rising from the distant shore, 
above which the sun is breaking through heavy clouds. 

Height, 96 in.; width, 6i in. Painted for the City in 1827. 

16 




MARINUS WILLETT 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 6 



i.a)alogue of works of art— paintings 

WILLIAM PAULDING 
1780-1860 

MA^.-..^ NEW YORK, 1823-?-- iR-x'^-io 

ARTIST 
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE 
179I-1872 

Seated in a red easy-chair, against a background of red drapery, 
is a half-length figure in three-quarters view to the left, with the 
face turned toward the front, and the eyes looking directly at the 
spectator. The left arm rests on the arm of the chair. 

Height, 33 in.; width, 26 in. Painted for the City in 1826. 



DE wn N 

1709- 

GOVERNOR OF NEW V> 1828 

GEORGE CATLIN 
1796-1872 

In a somewhat theatrical pose stands a full-length figure draped 
in an ample b' ' -ioak with red lining, thrown over his left shoulder 
and under hi arm and held together on the breast by his left 

hand, while his right, holding a roll of man.usci' ' at his 

side. He is in front view with his face turned to ; id the 

eyes looking straight ahead. The background is a neavy, dark red 
curtain pushed back a little at the right, showing, over the tops of 
buildings, a river with steep hills rising from the distant shore, 
above which the sut^^^^^!^igg^pjYi^j(j|^eavy clouds. 

freight, 96 in.; width, 61 in. ya Painted for the City in 1827. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — PA I NTINGS 

PHILIP HONE 

1781-1851 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 825-26 

ARTIST 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

I776-1852 

A HALF-LENGTH figure of a gentleman, dressed in black, with an 
ample white stock, is apparently considering a document held with 
both hands. With his right arm resting on a table covered with 
green drapery, he is seated in front view with his face turned to the 
left and his thoughtful eyes looking straight ahead. Behind him 
hangs a red curtain and in the left background is seen a yellowish 
sunset sky. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1827. 



JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER YATES 

1 768- 1 837 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1823-25 

ARTIST 

JOHN VANDERLYN 

1776-1852 

A FULL-LENGTH Standing figure is dressed in black, with his body 
turned slightly to the right and his face in nearly front view, while 
his blue eyes, turned a little to the left, look pleasantly at the 
spectator. His right hand rests against his hip, and his left, with 
the index finger between the leaves of a book, rests on a table 
covered with a dark blue cloth. The table is littered with books 
and documents, and above it in the corner is draped a small red 
curtain. In the left foreground three books stand on the floor near 
an armchair, across which lies a black cloak. Beyond the chair, 
through a partly opened mahogany door, a ruddy sky is seen through 
a small section of a window, from which a dark green curtain has 
been looped back. 

signed: J. VANDERLYN 1827 

Height, 91 in.; width, 63 J in. Painted for the City in 1827. 

17 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— PAI NTI NGS 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 
1446-1506 

DISCOVERER OF AMERICA, I492 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

1791-1872 

A YOUNG man, dressed in a richly embroidered black doublet and 
wearing a stiffly starched ruff, is seated with his left side toward 
the spectator and his face in nearly front view, with his large, dark 
eyes looking straight ahead. He is seen in half-length, with his 
right hand, holding a mariner's compass, resting on a shelf in front 
of him, while his clenched left lies on a table at his side. A dark 
red curtain in the background is drawn back at the left, disclosing 
a city at the foot of lofty mountains.* 

Height, 25 in.; width. 20 in. Copied for the City in 1828. 



MARTIN VAN BUREN 
1 782- 1 862 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, JANUARY I TO MARCH 12, 1829 
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1837-4I 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1 80 I- 1 846 

Dressed in a full suit of black, he stands turned to the right, but 
facing nearly front. The left foot is advanced, with the knee 
slightly bent; the right arm hangs by his side, while the left elbow 
rests on a pile of books on a table covered with thick red drapery, 
falling in heavy folds upon the floor. In his left hand he holds a 
letter resting on an open book lying on the table beside a large 
bronze inkstand. Back of the table is seen the lower part of a fluted 
column, from which extends across the scene a balustrade sup- 
porting on its left end a large urn. The State capitol is shown 
among trees in the left background. 

Height, 96 in.; width, 64 in. Painted for the City in 1830. 

* The portrait of which this is a copy was presented to the State of New York by Maria 
Farmar in 1784. It was probably painted in 1592 and intended to represent Columbus at 
the age of 23. In the lower left corner were painted in characters of the Sixteenth Century: 

" An°. 1592. /Eta 23." 




MORGAN LEWIS 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 7 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 
1 446- 1 506 

DISCOVERER OF AMERICA, 1 492 

ARTIST 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

I79I-1872 

H v^.LNu ,.K=u. dressed in a richly embroidered black doublet and 
wearing a stiffly starched ruff, is seated with his left side toward 
the spectator and his face in neariy front view, with his large dark 
eyes looking straight ahead. He is seen in half-length with his 
right hand, holding a mariner's compass, resting on a shelf in front 
of him, while his clenched left lies on a table at his side. A dark 
red curtain in the background is drawn back at the left, disclosing 
a city at the foot of lofty mountains.* 
Height, 2^ dth. 20 in. Copied for the City in 1828. 



MARTI 



r 



GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, J 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNI" 

ARTl'^T 
HENRY 



Dr a full suit of IndLiv, ue stands turned to the right but 

facin- front. The left foot is advanced, with the knee 

slightly bent; the right arm hangs by his side, while the left elbow 
rests on a pile of books on a table covered with thick red drapery, 
falling in heavv folds upon the floor. In his left hand he hods a 
letter re- open book lying on the table beside a large 

bronze in ■ ick of the table is seen the lower part of a fluted 

column, from which extends across the scene a balustrade sup- 
porting on its !• - -^ a large urn. The State capitol is shown 
among trees in 1 background. 

Height. 96 in.; width, 64 in. Painted for the City in 1830. 

* The portrait of which this as presented to the Stat 'ZbuTzt 

cJ,r in ,-«, Ii was Drobii ! n tsQ2and intended u .mhus at 

?heT^e<^ loleW; corn.eWa AA£)lJ*©Mrs o, . -.v.-un Century: 

jju^uHT mioL 
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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WALTER BOWNE 
1770-1846 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 829-33 

ARTIST 
ROBERT WALTER WEIR, N.A. 
1 803- 1 889 

The half-length figure of a man is seated in an armchair up- 
holstered in red, in three-quarters view to the left, and his eyes 
looking out of the picture. With both hands resting on his lap, he 
holds a package of documents, and behind him is draped a dark, 
fringed curtain, drawn back at the left, showing a body of water 
with buildings on the shore beyond. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 29 in. Painted for the City in 1833. 



ENOS THOMPSON THROOP 

1784-1874 

governor of new YORK, 1 829-32 

ARTIST 
ROBERT WALTER WEIR, N.A. 
I 803- 1 889 

A GRACEFUL and dignified gentleman dressed in black with a 
white stock is standing by a table covered with thick, brown, 
fringed drapery. He is in front view, with the face turned a little 
to the right and the eyes looking straight ahead. The right arm is 
akimbo, with the back of the hand resting against the hip, while 
the tips of the fingers of the left hand rest lightly on a document 
spread out on the table, over the edge of which hangs a large red 
seal. On the table lies a sword near writing materials and a silk 
hat. In the left background stands a chair with its upholstered 
back decorated with the seal of the State. A heavy, brownish-red 
curtain hangs across the entire background, except that it is 
slightly swung back from the left side, disclosing a distant landscape 
with a small lake. 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 1833. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

GIDEON LEE 

1 778- 1 84 1 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1833-34 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1 80 I- 1846 

Wearing an ample black cloak and seated in a chair upholstered 
in red, is a half-length figure in nearly front view, with the face and 
eyes in the same direction. He holds a rolled-up document in 
his right hand, and over his left shoulder is shown a circular fort 
on the shore of a bay. 

Height, 34 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1834 



GEORGE HALL 

1795-1857 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1834; 1855-56 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- I 864 

Relieved against a red curtain is a half-length figure of a gen- 
tleman in the prime of life, with short side-whiskers. Dressed in a 
suit of black, he is in three-quarters view to the right with his face 
turned toward the front, and his eyes, turned still more, look 
directly at the spectator. His easy-chair, upholstered in red, is 
drawn close up to a table with a red cover, on which rests his right 
hand holding an open letter near books and papers. A distant 
landscape is shown beyond the base of a column in the right back- 
ground. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1836. 

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DANIEL D. TOMPKINS 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 7 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

GIDEON LEE 

1778- I 84 I 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 833-34 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1 80 1- 1 846 

Wearing an ample black cloak and seated in a chair upholstered 
in red, is a half-length figure in nearly front view, with the face and 
eyes in the same direction. He holds a roUed-up document in 
his right hand, and over his left shoulder is shown a cirnilnr fort 
on the shore of a bay. 
Height, 34 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1834 



GEORGE HALL 

i795-i8=;7 

MAYOR OF BROOKI '^55-56 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1786-1864 

Reli' ainst a red curtain is a half-length figure of a gen- 

tleman rime of life, with short side-whiskers. Dressed in a 

suit of black, he is in three-quarters view to the right with his face 
turned tow ^ •^'e front, and his eyes, turned still more, look 
directly at ctator. His easy-chair, upholstered in red, is 

drawn close up u. <i table with a red cover, on which rests his right 
hand holding an open letter near books and papers. A distant 
landscape is shown l^cMnid the base of a column in the right back- 
ground aMM^MOT .a J3II4Aa 

Heieht -'-'^th, 30 in.''^ Painted for the City in 1836. 

° jnuawiujiT i4HO[ 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — P AI NTI NGS 

CORNELIUS VANWYCK LAWRENCE 

1791-1861 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 834-37 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 
I 80 I- I 846 

This is a half-length figure in an easy, dignified posture, with a 
map partly unrolled in his left hand, and with his right hand thrust 
into the bosom of his black coat. He is in three-quarters view to 
the right, with his face turned toward the front, and his large brown 
eyes look pleasantly at the spectator. A small piece of red drapery 
is shown above the left elbow, and beyond is a dark sky with the 
light concentrated near the horizon. In the left background the 
lower part of a column is seen. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1837. 



JONATHAN TROTTER 

1 797- 1 85 5 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 835-36 

ARTISTS 

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A. N.A. 

I783-1861 

AND 

WILLIAM S. JEWETT, A.N.A. 

I 795- 1 873 

Dressed in a simple suit of black, the half-length figure of a gen- 
tleman in the prime of life is seated in an easy-chair upholstered in 
red. His body is turned slightly to the left, but his face is to the 
front and his eyes look straight out of the picture. His left arm 
rests on the arm of the chair and his right hand, clasping folded 
papers, lies on a green-topped table, above which, in the upper 
left-hand corner of the picture, hangs a red, fringed drapery. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1838. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— PAINTINGS 

WILLIAM LEARNED MARCY 

1786-1857 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 833-38 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM PAGE, N.A. 

1811-1885 

A MAN of large stature, in the prime of life, seated by a table in 
a chair upholstered in red with arms tipped with eagles' heads, is 
considering a document held with the left hand resting on his knee 
and with the right on the arm of his chair. It is a full-length por- 
trait in three-quarters view to the right, with the body and face 
turned a little toward the front, and the eyes, turned still more, 
look inquiringly at the spectator. His right elbow rests on a book, 
with clasps, lying near an inkstand on a table covered with a heavy 
Oriental fringed rug of various colors. In the upper left hand 
background a portion of a flag is visible, and in the right back- 
ground the lower part of a column is seen, having on the dado of 
its pedestal the painted seal of the State, and through a narrow 
opening at the right a distant landscape is seen. 

signed: upage n. york 1839 

Height, 109^ in.; width, 73 in. Painted for the City in 1839. 



AARON CLARK 

1785-1861 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1837-39 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 
I 80 I- I 846 

Leaning gracefully with his right arm on the pedestal of a 
column is a three-quarters length figure of a gentleman dressed in 
black, in nearly front view, with the eyes looking cheerfully out of 
the picture. His left hand, holding his gloves, rests against his 
hip, and over his left shoulder is seen a clump of trees at the edge 
of a wide expanse of water which extends to a round fort on the 
distant shore. 

Height, 40 in.; width, 32 in. Painted for the City in 1839. 

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PETER STUYVESANT 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 



WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

WILLIAM LEARNED MARCY 

1786-1857 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 833-38 

ARTIST 
WILLIAM PAGE, N.A. 

181I-1885 

A iMAN of large stature, in the prime of life, seated by a table in 
a chair upholstered in red with arms tipped with eagles' heads, is 
considering a document held with the left hand resting on his knee 
and with the right on the ^rm of his chair. It is a full-length por- 
trait in three-quarters view to the right, with the body and face 
turned a little toward the front, and the eyes, turned still more, 
look inquiringly at the spectator. His right elbow rests on a book, 
, th clasps, lying near an inkstand on a table covered with a heavy 
'.,'nental fringed rug of various -i— N the upper left hand 
background a portion of a flag ■ nd in the right back- 

ground the lower part of a column the dado of 

Its pedestal the painted seal of th« '; a narrow 

opening at the right a dis 

signed: VVPAGf 

Height, 109^ in.; width, : 



AAR 

MAYOR or- NEW YORK, 1 837-39 , 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

180I-1846 

racefullv with his ri^ht arm on the pedestal of a 
^,, v..;._nn--.vT,'rs length figure of a gentleman dressed in 

bia ^v, with the eyes looking cheerfully out of 

the pi ' holding his gloves, rests against his 

hip ari' r is seen a clump of trees at the edge 

nf a wide ier which extends to a round fort on the 

distant shoic. 

u.;.M 40 in • " I>1A?3VYUT8 ^^^i.. the City in 1839. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

JACOB HAYS 

I772-I850 

HIGH CONSTABLE, 180I-5O 

ARTIST 

J. H. SHEGOGUE, N.A. 

1805- 1872 

Dressed in black, with roll-collar dress-coat, the three-quarters 
length figure of a dignified gentleman stands facing the spectator, 
with his body turned to the right. His left hand lies on a balus- 
trade, above which is looped a red curtain, and his right rests against 
his hip. Two arched openings are seen in the left background. 

signed: SHEGOGUE 1839 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Painted for the City in 1839. 



JEREMIAH JOHNSON 

1 766- 1 852 

mayor of BROOKLYN, 1 837-38 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM SIDNEY MOUNT, N.A. 

1806-1868 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, dressed in a suit of black, with ample 
white stock, is in front view, with the face turned to the right and 
the eyes looking straight ahead. In his right hand he holds a 
large, open-faced watch, at which he is pointing with his left hand. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1839. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ACHMET BEN AMAR 

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE IMAM OF MUSCAT 

ARTIST 

EDWARD MOONEY, N.A. 

1813-1887 

On the end of a scarlet sofa is seated a three-quarters length 
figure in an Oriental costume consisting of a gaily colored turban, 
a long, black, richly embroidered coat, worn over a white under- 
garment girded at the waist by a broad sash in bright colors. He 
is in three-quarters view to the right, and his eyes look directly at 
the spectator. Both hands rest carelessly on his lap, and at his 
right elbow is a table covered with green drapery on which are 
letters, an inkstand, and a Turkish pipe. Above the table hangs a 
brocaded yellow drapery and through an opening in the right back- 
ground a three-masted vessel is seen at anchor. 

signed: edw. mooney, 1840 

Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1840. 



CYRUS P. SMITH 

1 800- 1 877 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, I 839-4 1 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- I 864 

Seated close to a table covered with red oilcloth, is a half- 
length figure dressed in a suit of black. He is in three-quarters 
view to the right, with his face turned toward the front, and his 
keen, dark eyes, turned to the left, look directly at the spectator. 
His hands lie crossed in front of him on the table, the left holding a 
sheet of paper, the right a quill pen. In the right background are 
seen shelves filled with books. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 184 1. 

24 




JONATHAN WILLIAMS 

BY 
THOMAS SULLY 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ACHMET BEN AMAR 

pppRP«;FNTATIVE OF THE IMAM OF MUSCAT 

ARTIST 
EDWARD MOONEY, N.A. 

1813-1887 

On the end of a scarlet sofa is seated a three-quarters length 
figure in an Oriental costume consisting of a gaily colored turban, 
a long, black, richly embroidered coat, worn over a white under- 
garment girded at the waist by a broad sash in bright colors. He 
is in three-quarters view to the right, and his eyes look directly at 
the spectator. Both hands rest carelessly on his lap, and at his 
right elbow is a table covered with green drapery on which are 
letters, an inkstand, and a Turkish pipe. Above the table hangs a 
brocaded yellow drapery and through an opening in the right back- 
ground a three-masted vessel is seen at anchor. 

signed: edw, mogney. 1840 

Height, 42 in.; width. 36 in. i'.sinted for the City in 1840. 



CYRUS P. SMITH 
1 800-1 877 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 839-4 1 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1 786- 1 864 

Seated a table covered with red oilcloth, is a half- 

lenc^th figuic- od in a suit of black. He is in three-quarters 

view to the right with his face turned toward the front, and his 
keen dark eye J to the left, look directly at the spectator. 

His hands lie ci front of him on the table, the left holding a 

sheet of paper, th, : quill pen. In the right background are 

seen shelves filled wit; ks 
Height. 36 in.; widtlf.'^^W-'I^^^^^I'MaWor rh. 0,v in ,84>. 

YJJU8 -'SAMOHT 
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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ISAAC L. VARIAN 

1793-1864 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 839-4 1 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1 80 1- 1 846 

Sitting in an armchair, upholstered in red, is the half-length 
figure of a man dressed in black, with a black silk waistcoat and a 
tight black stock. He is in nearly front view, with the head 
slightly inclined to the left, and the eyes looking directly at the 
spectator. His clenched right hand rests on his thigh, and his 
left is extended on a document which lies on a table covered with a 
green cloth near a silver inkstand. In the left background hangs a 
reddish-brown drapery. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1842. 



HENRY C. MURPHY 

1810-1882 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1842 

ARTIST 

JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER 

1836- 

In front of a dull-gray column is a half-length standing figure 
with thick hair and side-whiskers, in three-quarters view to the 
left, with the face turned toward the front, and the eyes, turned to 
the right, look straight out of the picture. He is dressed in black 
with an ample black stock, and his right hand is held before the 
waist in gesture, while his left rests on a book. Behind him is an 
armchair upholstered in red. In the left background is shown a 
landscape beneath a dark sky. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1843. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD 
1801-1872 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 839-42 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

I 80 I- 1 846 

A SLENDER figure Stands in an easy, graceful pose on a driveway 
winding across a lawn to a closed gate in the middle background. 
He is dressed in black, his body slightly turned to the right, his 
face to the front, and his eyes look pleasantly at the spectator. In 
the left hand, held at ease before the waist, is a pair of buff gloves. 
With the left foot advanced, he leans lightly on the right arm with 
the hand resting on the back of a garden seat, across the arm of 
which is thrown a black overcoat with red lining, while on the seat 
lie a silk hat, white silk handkerchief, and a few letters. Woods 
extend from the garden seat to a hill beyond the gate, and near 
them a man and dog are in the driveway, which continues on over 
hill and vale through a wooded landscape to a lake, beyond which 
rise low mountains. 

Height, 98 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1844. 



JOSEPH SPRAGUE 

1783-1854 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 843-44 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- 1 864 

A GRAY-HAIRED gentleman, dressed in a simple suit of black, is 
seated in a red-upholstered armchair at a table covered with a red 
and brown oilcloth. With his right hand resting on the table, and 
holding a large sheet of manuscript nearly upright before him, he 
is seen only as far as the waist, in three-quarters view to the right, 
with his face turned toward the front and his mild eyes looking 
directly at the spectator. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1845. 

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STEPHEN DECATUR 

BY 
THOMAS SULLY 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 



CATALOG^ RKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WlLLi/v.vi .lENRY SEWARD 
1801-1872 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 839-42 

ARTIST 

HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1801-1846 

A SLENDER figuic rj'.ands in an easy, graceful pose on a driveway 
winding across a lawn to a closed gate in the middle background. 
He is dressed in black, his body slightly turned to the right, his 
face to the front, and his eyes look pleasantly at the spectator. Iri 
the left hand, held at ease before the waist, is a pair of buff gloves. 
With the left foot advanced, he leans lightly on the right arm with 
the hand resting on the back of a garden seat, across the arm of 
which is thrown a black overcoat with red lining, while on the seat 
lie a silk hat, white silk handkerchief, and a few letters. Woods 
extend from the garden seat to a hill beyond the gate, and near 
them a man and dog are in the driveway, which continues on over 
hill and vale through a wooded landscape to a lake, beyond which 
rise low mountains. 

Height, 98 in.; width, 66 in. Painted fo 



JOSEPH SPRAGUE 

1783-1854 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 843-44 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1 786- 1 864 

A GRAY-HAIRED gentleman, dressed in a simple suit of black, is 
seated in a red-upholstered armchair at a table covered with a red 
and brown oilcloth. With his right hand resting on the table, and 
holding a large sheet of manuscript nearly upright before him, he 
is seen only as far as the waist, in three-quarters view to the right, 
with his face turned. imvanL die fmntmd his mild eyes looking 
directly at the spectltyr! ^-^^^ yidHHd 1 d 

Height, 36 in.; width, 3o4jju2 samoht '""^^'*' '" ^^"' ^'^^ '" •^'^^' 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

JAMES HARPER 

1 79 5- 1 869 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 844-45 

ARTISTS 
HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

1 80 I- 1 846 
AND 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 
1 8 1 6- 1 906 

Sitting in front of a large column, in an armchair upholstered in 
red, is a half-length figure dressed in black. He is in three-quarters 
view to the left, with his face in nearly front view, and his eyes 
looking through his spectacles directly at the spectator. His left 
hand holds a document, on which is resting the point of a quill pen 
held in the right hand with the arm resting near two red-bound 
books, beside a bust of Franklin, on a table covered with dark-red 
drapery. 

Height, 42 in.; width, 35 in. Painted for the City in 1845. 



ROBERT HUNTER MORRIS 

1802-1855 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 184I-44 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK R. SPENCER, N.A. 

1805-1875 

The three-quarters-length figure stands with the left hand rest- 
ing against the hip and the closed right hand resting near docu- 
ments and books on a table covered with red drapery. He is in 
three-quarters view to the left, his face, wearing a puzzled look, 
turned toward the front, and his eyes, with thoughtful expression, 
look straight out of the picture. Above the table hangs a small 
piece of red drapery 

Height, 48 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1846. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

THOMAS G. TALMAGE 
1801-1863 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 845 

ARTIST 
FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A.N. A. 
I 830- I 900 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, dressed in a simple suit of black, is seated 
in an easy-chair upholstered in red. His body is turned slightly 
to the right, and his eyes, turned to the front, look straight out of 
the picture. His right arm rests easily on the arm of the chair, 
and in his left hand he holds an open document. A light-brown 
curtain is draped across the background. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1846. 



WILLIAM FREDERICK HAVEMEYER 

1 804- 1 874 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 845-46; 1 848-49 

ARTIST 

THOMPKINS HARRISON MATTESON, A.N.A. 

18 I 3-1884 

Seated, with crossed legs, in a red-upholstered armchair, is the 
three-quarters-length figure of a man with his left hand, holding a 
book, resting on his knee, and his right, holding a quill pen, lying 
on a manuscript near a pile of books, behind which a bust is in- 
distinctly shown. He is in nearly full face, with the eyes looking 
directly at the spectator. 

Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1847. 

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WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE 

BY 
JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 9 



CATALOGUE QF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

THOMAS G. TALMAGE 
1801-1863 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1^45 

ARTIST 
> BICKNELL CARPV-^'T ; 
1 830- 1 900 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, dressed in a simple suit of black» is seated 
in an easy-chair upholstered in red. His body is turned slightly 
to the right, and his eyes, turned to the front, look straight out of 
the picture. His right arm rests easily on the arm of the chair, 
and in his left hand he holds an open document. A light-brown 
curtain is draped across the background. 

Height, ^6 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1846. 



WILLIAM FREDERICK HAVEMEYER 

1 804- 1 874 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1845-46; 1 848-49 

ARTIST 

THOMPKINS HARRISON MATTESON, A.N.A. 

1813-1884 

Seate! >sed legs, in a red-upholstered armchair, is the 

''<?ure of a man with his left hand, holding a 
'e, and his right, holding a quill pen, lying 
on a manuscrip ;le of books, behinJ ' ■ is in- 

distinctly shown. ntarlv full f.ue. ^oking 

directly at the specgoCimaHlAa MALLM// 
Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in yh Painted for the City in 1847. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

WILLIAM C. BOUCK 

1786-1859 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 843-45 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

A LARGE, Sturdy-looking man with thick gray hair combed 
straight up, and stiff side-whiskers, stands with right foot ad- 
vanced, his body turned a little toward the left, and his eyes looking 
sternly at the spectator. His dark-brown overcoat, with broad, 
brown velvet collar and cuffs, is thrown open, showing his black 
suit. He is holding his high-crowned gray beaver hat against his 
cane with his ungloved right hand, while his left hand rests against 
his side. Directly behind him, in an early autumn landscape, a 
brook winds across the scene, beyond which a green house with red 
roof is dimly seen among the trees in the right background. In 
the left background a gray horse is grazing, while farther in the dis- 
tance is a large white farmhouse. 

signed: C. L. ELLIOTT 1847 

Height, 1 02 J in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1847. 



ANDREW HUTCH INS MICKLE 

1805-1863 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 846-47 

ARTIST 

EDWARD MOONEY, N.A. 

1813-1887 

Sitting in an easy posture in an armchair upholstered in red, 
IS the half-length figure of a man in three-quarters view to the 
right. His right hand, with the fingers between the pages of a 
book, rests near a red and gold mace on a table covered with olive- 
green drapery, and his left lies on the arm of the chair, beyond 
which, through a narrow opening, is seen the City Hall. 



Height, 40 in.; width, 36 in. 



Painted for the City in 1847. 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAI NTINGS 

WILLIAM V. BRADY 

i8i 1-1870 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 847-48 

ARTIST 
A. H. WENZLER, N.A. 
-1871 

Seated in an armchair drawn close up to a desk, with his knees 
shown beneath, is a man in the attitude of reading a letter. He is 
in three-quarters view to the right with the head inclined and the 
eyes fixed on the letter on pale blue paper, held with both hands 
resting on the edge of the green-topped desk, on which lie books 
and papers. 

Height, 40 in.; width, 34 in. Painted for the City in 1848. 



SILAS WRIGHT 

1795-1847 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 845-46 

ARTIST 

JAMES WHITEHORNE, N.A. 

1803-1888 

This is a full-length standing figure dressed in black. He is in 
front view, with his face turned a little to the left, the eyes looking 
downward and straight ahead. The hands hang by his sides, and 
in the left is a roll of manuscript. In the left foreground, a round- 
topped mahogany table is visible, covered with books, an inkstand, 
a paper-weight in the form of a horse, and an open document. Be- 
yond the table, through an open window with paneled casement, 
the corner of a large building is seen, against a sunset sky flecked 
with pink-tinted clouds. A red-upholstered chair stands in the 
right background against a rich, brown curtain extending in heavy 
slanting folds from ceiling to floor. 

signed: J. WHITEHORNE PINXIT. AD 1 849 

Height, 96 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1849. 

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ISAAC HULL 

BY 
JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 9 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WHJ.IAM V. BRADY 
i8i 1-1870 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 847-48 

ARTIST 
A. H. WENZLER, N.A. 
-187I 

Seated in an armchair drawn close up to a desk, with his knees 
shown beneath, is a man in the attitude of reading a letter. He is 
in three-quarters view to the right with the head inclined and the 
eyes fixed on the letter on pale blue paper, held with both hands 
resting on the edge of the green-topped desk, on which lie books 
and papers- 
Height, 4>- ..... Jth, 34 in. Painted for the City in 1848. 



SILAS WRIGHT 
1 795- 1 847 
governor of new YOR' 

ARTIST 

JAMES WHITEHORNE, N.A. 

1 803- 1 888 

This is a full-length standing figure dressed in black. He is in 
front view, with his face turned a little to the left, the eyes looking 
downward and straight ahead. The hands hang by his sides, and 
in the left is a roll of manuscript. In the left foreground, a round- 
topped mahogany table is visible, covered with books, an inkstand, 
a paper-weight in the form of a horse, and an open document. Be- 
yond the table, through an open window with paneled casement, 
the corner of a large building "is seen, against a sunset sky flecked 
with pink-tinted clouds. A red-upholstered chair stands in the 
right background against a rich, brown curtain extending in heavy 
slanting folds from ci i' ■■'!-^ to floor. 

signed; , tehorne pinxit. AD 1849 

Height, 96 in.; width, 66 liiJUH DAAJIainted for the City in 1849. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 
1 732- 1 799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

COPIED FROM A STUART IN FANEUIL HALL BY 

M. M. SWETT 

On an eminence overlooking a scene of war and commotion, in 
a valley beneath a lurid sky, in a calm and dignified attitude, 
stands General Washington, dressed in Colonial uniform, near his 
white charger. He is in front view, with face turned to the left, 
and his eyes looking straight ahead. His right foot is advanced, 
and his right hand, holding a cocked hat, hangs at his side, while 
his left, holding the reins, rests upon the saddle. The horse is in 
perspective, with his hind-quarters in the foreground and his head 
in profile with open mouth, distended nostril, and flashing eye. 

Height, 100 in.; width, 72 in. Purchased by the City in 1849. 



ZACHARY TAYLOR 

1 784- 1 850 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1849-5O 

ARTIST 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

1776-1852 

Seated in an attitude of dignified ease, in a red-upholstered arm- 
chair, is the figure of a portly gentleman dressed in black, in nearly 
front view, with the face turned to the left, and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. His left arm rests on the arm of the chair with the 
hand dropped forward in his lap, and his right hand is placed, palm 
downward, on his thigh. Above his head, drapery of olive-green 
color hangs in massive folds and nearly conceals a column in the 
right background, before which stands a table with dark-blue 
cover, with a book lying on a small map of New Mexico. Through 
a narrow opening in the left background are shown trees in autumn 
foliage against a blue-and-white sky. 

signed: J. VANDERLYN PINXT. 185O 

Height, 96 in.; width, 62 in. Painted for the City in 1850. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

JOHN YOUNG 

I802-I852 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 847-49 

ARTIST 

HENRY PETERS GRAY, N.A. 

18 19- I 877 

A FULL-LENGTH figure Stands on a small platform, with the body 
turned slightly to the left and the face in the same direction, while 
the eyes, turned to the right, look inquiringly at the spectator. 
His left hand rests against his hip, and his right on the pedestal of 
a column, partly concealed by heavy dark-red drapery, hanging in 
heavy folds across the background to the bases of two other 
columns. 

signed: HENRY PETERS GRAY, PAINTER NEW YORK 1849 

Height, 95 in.; width, 63^ in. Painted for the City in 1849. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON 
'732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

COPIED BY 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- 1 864 

Dressed in a Colonial costume of black, with white stock and 
jabot, President Washington stands in nearly front view, with his 
eyes turned to the right, looking directly at the spectator. His 
left hand clasps his sheathed sword, and the fmger-tips of his right 
hand rest on a large document lying near a chapeau and an inkstand, 
on an ample piece of red drapery, across the corner of a marble- 
topped table with gilt legs in the form of modified fasces. An arm- 
chair, upholstered in red, stands in the right background in front 
of two columns, to the right of which is seen red drapery, and to 
the left of them, extending part way across the scene, is a heavy 
mauve curtain looped up, disclosing a cloudy sky. 

Height, 95 in.; width, 60 in. Purchased by the City in 1849. 

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THOMAS Mcdonough 

BY 
JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE ID 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — PAINTINGS 

JOHN YOUNG 
1802-1852 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 847-49 

ARTIST 

HENRY PETERS GRAY, N.A. 

1819-1877 

A FULL-LENGTH figure Stands on a small platform, with the body 
turned slightly to the left and the face in the same direction, while 
the eyes, turned to the right, look inquiringly at the spectator. 
His left hand rests against his hip, and his right on the pedestal of 
a column, partly concealed by heavy dark-red drapery, hanging in 
heavy folds across the background to the bases of two other 
columns. 

signed: henry peters gray, painter NEW YORK 1849 

Height, nc m • width, 63^ in. Painted for the City in 1849. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON 
1732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1780-97 

ARTIST 

COPIED BY 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1786-1864 

Dressed in a Colonial costume of black, with white stock and 
jabot, President Washington stands in nearly front view, with his 
eyes turned to the right, looking directly at the spectator. His 
left hand clasps his sheathed sword, and the finger-tips of his right 
hand rest on a large document lying near a chapeau and an inkstand, 
on an ample piece of red drapery, across the corner of a marble- 
topped table with gilt legs in the form of modified f-^sces. An arm- 
chair, upholstered in red, stands in the right, ba 1 in front 
of two columns, to the right of which is seen rec ...., cry, and to 
ihe left of them, extending part way across the scene, is a heavy 
mauve curtain looped up, disclosing a cloudy sk^ 

Height, 95 in.; wifttOliOt^OaoM aAMOhliEed by u.c v^uy m 1849. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ISAAC CHAUNCEY 

1772-1840 

AN AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER 

The head and shoulders of an officer are in nearly full face, with 
his keen eyes looking straight out of the picture. The high collar, 
reverse breast, and cuff of the coat of his naval uniform are trimmed 
with double rows of gold braid and brass buttons, and heavily- 
fringed epaulettes adorn his shoulders. His left arm rests beside 
him, and in his hand he holds a small map, partly unrolled. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 26 in. Given to the City in 1849. 



EDWARD COPELAND 
1793-1859 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 849 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- 1 864 

Relieved against a brown curtain is a half-length standing 
figure, dressed in a suit of black with a white stock. He is in 
three-quarters view to the right, with his face to the front, and his 
eyes looking at the spectator. In the right background, beneath 
the curtain, is seen the base of a column, and beyond is shown a 
glimpse of a body of water. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1850. 



FRANCIS B. STRYKER 
181 1-1892 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 846-48 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1786-1864 

A FIGURE dressed in a simple suit of black is standing in an ex- 
tensive landscape beneath a dark sky. He is seen only to the 
waist, in nearly front view, with his face turned to the left, and 
the eyes looking straight ahead. Part of his right hand is seen 
holding a cane reversed under the arm. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1850. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOSE ANTONIO PAEZ 

1 790- 1 873 

PRESIDENT VENEZUELA, 1831-35; 1839-43 

VENEZUELA GENERAL AND PATRIOT 

DIED IN NEW YORK 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

A MIDDLE-AGED man in black coat and white waistcoat sits in 
front view, witii his face turned to the left and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. He is shown to the waist only, and the oval of 
the frame partly covers his right hand, in which is a roll of manu- 
script. A bit of red drapery is seen in the left background. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 185 1. 

SAMUEL SMITH 
1 788- 1 872 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 185O 

ARTIST 
JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- 1 864 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, dressed in a suit of black with white stock, 
is seated in a red-upholstered armchair drawn close up to a table 
with a red cover. He is in three-quarters view to the left, with his 
face turned toward the spectator and his eyes looking straight out 
of the picture. His hands lie clasped before him on a sheet of 
manuscript on the table. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1851. 

UNKNOWN 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 

18 I 6-1906 

Seated in an easy-chair upholstered in red, is a half-length 
figure in front view, with his face turned to the right and his eyes 
looking straight ahead. His left hand holds a pamphlet with the 
index finger between the pages, while the arm rests on the arm of 
the chair. A brown curtain hangs in the left background. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. Given to the City in 185 1. 

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY 

BY 
JOHN WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE II 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOSE ANTONIO PAEZ 

1790-1873 

PRESIDENT VENEZUELA, 183I-35; 1839-43 

VENEZUELA GENERAL AND PATRIOT 

DIED IN NEW YORK 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

A MIDDLE-AGED man in black coat and white waistcoat sits in 
front view, with his face turned to the left and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. He is shown to the waist only, and the oval of 
the frame partly covers his right hand, in which is a roll of manu- 
script. A bit of red drapery is seen in the left background. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 185 1. 

SAMUEL^""'"" 
1788-1 , 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 185O 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

1786-1864 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, dressed in a suit of black w ,: ;. ,..i.c^ ci.uc.., 
is seated in a red-upholstered armchair drawn close up to a table 
with a red cover. He is in three-quarters view to the left, with his 
face turned toward the spectator and his eyes looking straight out 
of the picture. His hands lie clasped before him on a sheet of 
manuscript on the table. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1851. 

UNKNOWN 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 

18 16-1906 

Seated in an easy-chair upholstered in red, is a half-length 
figure in front view, with his face turned to the right and his eyes 
looking straight His left hand holds ' with the 

index finger betv _ • pages, while the am p arm of 

the chair. A browlT^i^lH^n Q^^S/^h^aS/lbtO 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. ^^ Given to the City in 1851. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

HAMILTON FISH 

1 808- 1 893 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1849-5O 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1 823- 1 890 

Erect, in front of an elaborately carved desk with couchant lion 
feet, stands a man, having, apparently, just entered the room. He 
is in three-quarters view to the left, with the face turned slightly 
toward the front and the eyes looking directly at the spectator. 
His left hand rests against his hip, and his right rests impressively 
on a large document, across the top of which, in large letters, may 
be seen: "Homestead Exemp." On the floor in the left fore- 
ground are several large books; others lie on the desk with a row of 
worn, leather-covered volumes across its top, above which stands 
a marble bust of Washington. In the right background a large 
circular replica of a seal hangs by a red cord, and beneath this 
stands a red-upholstered armchair, on which lie a black coat, a 
silk hat, and a document. 

signed: t. hicks new york 1852 

Height, 108 in.; width, 78 in. Painted for the City in 1852. 



DAVID THOMAS VALENTINE 
1801-1869 

CLERK OF COMMON COUNCIL, 1 837-69 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

The half-length figure of a portly gentleman, dressed in black, 
with smooth face and flowing gray hair, sits turned toward the 
right, but looking to the front. He holds a document in his right 
hand, and two large books appear in the background, at the right. 

signed: c. w. jarvis 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1852. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAI NTINGS 

JAMES ST. CLAIR MORTON 
1 829- 1 864 

A UNITED STATES GENERAL 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

Dressed in a Colonial uniform, with gold epaulettes and a richly 
embroidered collar and a front similarly embroidered and bearing 
the decoration of the Cincinnati, is the half-length seated figure of 
an officer with high forehead, flowing white hair, and short side- 
whiskers. His hands, wearing gauntlets, lie crossed before him, 
the left hand clasping the blade of a sword with its hilt resting in 
the hollow of the arm under a chapeau held in the right hand. Be- 
hind the figure, draped in deep folds, is the national flag, and in the 
background, at the left, is seen a stone fort or battery at the water's 
edge, suggesting Castle William. 

signed: chas. jarvis 

Height, 36 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1852. 



AMBROSE C. KINGSLAND 

1878 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1851-52 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

Seated in an armchair upholstered in red, is the half-length 
figure of a man in three-quarters view to the left and the eyes 
looking directly at the spectator. His right hand rests on a map 
which is spread out before him, near books and documents, while 
his left grasps the corner of the map hanging over the edge of the 
table. 

Height, 45 in.; width, 34 in. Painted for the City in 1853. 

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JACOB RADCLIFF 

BY 
JOHN TRUMBULL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 12 



^.AiALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— » * ' ^H 1 N GS 

JAMES ST. CLAIR MORTON 
1 829- 1 864 

A UNITED STATES GENERAL 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

Dressed in a Colonial uniform, with gold epaulettes and a richly 
embroidered collar and a front similarly embroidered and bearing 
the decoration of the Cincinnati, is the half-length seated figure of 
an officer with high forehead, flowing white hair, and short side- 
whiskers. His hands, wearing gauntlets, lie crossed before him, 
the left hand clasping the blade of a sword with its hilt resting in 
the hollow of the arm under a chapeau held in the right hand. Be- 
hind the figure, draped in deep folds, is the national flag, and in the 
background, at the left, is seen a stone fort or battery at the water's 
edge, suggesting Castle William. 

SIGNED JARVr 

Heigni, 30 in.; width, 28 in. "■••'' nc v..ii; m; 1852. 



AMBROSE C. KINGSLAND 

1878 

mayor of NEW YORK, 185I-52 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

Seated in an :r upholstered in red, is the half-length 

figure of a man : quarters view to the left and the eyes 

looking directly at ti Jtor. His right hand rests on a map 

which is spread out bouic nim, near books and documents, while 
his left grasps the c/»rner of the map hanging: over ihe edge of the 
table. 11\JDQA9\ aODA[ 

Height, 45 m.; width, 34 n ^^ Painrea lor cue ^.iiy m 1853. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — PAINTINGS 

MILLARD FILLMORE 

1 800- 1 874 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 185O-53 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A.N. A. 

1 830- 1 900 

On a conspicuous carpet of large pattern and many bright colors, 
stands a figure wearing an ample black cloak with a broad velvet 
collar. He is in front view, with his face turned to the right and 
his eyes looking straight ahead. His left arm is concealed, but the 
hand is shown gathering the cloak together at his waist, and his 
right hand, holding a roll of manuscript, hangs at his side. A 
carved armchair, upholstered in red, is shown in the right back- 
ground against a panelled wainscoting, above which is a large wall 
panel, and, in the left background, is seen the corner of a heavy, 
gold picture-frame. 

signed: f. b. carpenter 1853 

Height, 96 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1853. 



CONKLIN BRUSH 

1 794- 1 870 
mayor of brooklyn, 185i-52 

artist 
francis bicknell carpenter, a.n.a. 

I 830- 1 900 

Seated in an easy-chair upholstered in red, and dressed in a 
simple suit of black, is a half-length figure in three-quarters view to 
the left, with the face turned toward the front and the eyes looking 
directly at the spectator. His left arm rests on the arm of the 
chair, and his right hand, holding a pen, lies on a sheet of paper 
on a table near three large books. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 28 in. Painted for the City in 1854. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WARD BENJAMIN BURNETT 

1811-1884 

AN AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 

J, H. SHEGOGUE, N.A. 
I 80 5- I 872 

Dressed in a blue uniform with two rows of brass buttons, 
stands a figure with left foot advanced, in front view, with the 
face turned to the right, and the eyes looking straight ahead. His 
right hand, holding a cap, hangs at his side, and his left rests on a 
map of Mexico spread out on a pedestal above which, near a column, 
are furled the Stars and Stripes. On the floor, in the left back- 
ground, is a basket filled with medals, behind which kneel two 
soldiers, one of whom is holding a flag. Beyond is shown a land- 
scape with a circular fort in the distance. 

signed: SHEGOGUE 1854 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 1854. 



DE WITT CLINTON 

1769-1828 

PRESIDENT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, 1805-28 

ARTIST 

WM. H. POWELL, A. N.A. 

1824-1879 

Standing erect, in an easy posture, is the half-length figure of 
a man in the prime of life, with his left arm resting lightly near 
buff gloves on a blue-topped table, and his right hand thrust into 
the bosom of his black coat. Behind his left shoulder is shown a 
mass of red drapery against a fluted pilaster, and a similar pilaster 
is seen in the left background. 

signed: w h POWELL 1854 

Height, 47 in.; width, 37 in. Given to the City in 1854. 

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JAMES MONROE 

BY 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I3 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

WARD BENJAMIN BURNETT 

1811-1884 

AN AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 

J. H. SHEGOGUE, N.A. 

1805- 1872 

Dressed in a blue uniform with two rows of brass buttons, 
stands a figure with left foot advanced, in front view, with the 
face turned to the right, and the eyes looking straight ahead. His 
right hand, holding a cap, hangs at his side, and his left rests on a 
map of Mexico spread out on a pedestal above which, near a column, 
are furled the Stars and Stripes. On the floor, in the left back- 
ground, is a basket filled with medals, behind which kneel two 
soldiers, one of whom is holding a flag. Beyond is shown a land- 
scape with a circular fort in the distance. 

signed: shegogu^ '- - i 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. '^ ''^^ <"'^^' 'n 1854. 



DE WITT CLINTON 
1769-1828 

PRESIDENT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, 1805-28 

ARTIST 

WM. H. POWELL, A. N.A. 

1 824- 1 879 

i>TANDiNG ereci, 111 an .easy posture, is the half-length figure of 
a man in the prime of life, with his left arm resting lightly near 
buff gloves on a blue-topped table, and his right hand thrust into 
the bosom of his black coat. Behind his left shoulder is shown a 
mass of red drapery against a fluted pilaster, and a similar pilaster 
is seen in the left background. 

ooned: w h i-uwell 1854 

Height, 47 in.; widH ^OWO^ ^^^^C^ven to -"n ,854. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

HENRY CLAY 

1777-1852 

UNITED STATES SENATOR, 1806-07; l8lO-Ii; 1831-42; 1849-52 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

In the attitude of making a speech, a man dressed in black, with 
loosely fitting overcoat of the same color, is standing at the edge 
of a rostrum, in front view, with his face turned a little to the 
left, and his eyes, slightly raised, gazing intently into the distance. 
The right foot is advanced, and the right arm, slightly crooked, and 
with conspicuously extended index finger, is raised a little above 
the shoulder in an emphatic gesture, while the left hand, loosely 
holding a brown cane, hangs by his side. Beyond a column in the 
right background a statue of Minerva is shown beneath an arch, 
on a pier of which is a ruddy glow of an evening landscape con- 
tinued into the left background beyond a pair of delicately fluted 
columns. 

signed: c w jarvis 

Height, 100 in.; width, 72 in. Painted for the City in 1854. 



EDWARD A. LAMBERT 

1813-1878 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 853-54 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A.N.A. 

1830-1900 

A GENTLEMAN, with his face framed by a short-cropped beard, 
is seated with crossed legs in an easy-chair upholstered in red. He 
is seen to the knees, dressed in a simple suit of black, in three- 
quarters view to the right, with his face turned to the left and his 
large eyes looking straight out of the picture. His right hand, 
holding a folded manuscript, rests on his lap. A table with a green 
cover, strewn with documents and books, stands in the left fore- 
ground, and a narrow strip of olive-green drapery hangs in the 
right background. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1854. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAl NTINGS 

GEORGE T. TRIMBLE 

1793-1872 

PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, 1847-53 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1 823- 1 890 

A FULL-LENGTH figurc Stands erect near an open door with his 
left hand hanging by his side and his right holding an open book 
before him. He is in three-quarters view to the left, with his face 
turned toward the front, and his kindly eyes looking at the specta- 
tor. Behind him is a plain table covered with books, and in front 
of him a chair, on which lie a brown overcoat and a silk hat. In 
the left background, groups of children are seen playing about a 
brick building inscribed across its front: "new york public 

SCHOOL NO. I." 

signed: T. HICKS, new YORK. 1854 

Height, 108 in.; width, 78 in. Given to the City in 1854. 



TOWNSEND HARRIS 

1 803-1 878 

MINISTER TO JAPAN, 1 859-6 1 

ARTIST 
J. BOGLE, N.A. 

1817-1873 

Dressed in black, with a figured brown waistcoat, is a three- 
quarters-length figure in full face, with his right arm resting near 
books on the red cover of a table, and his left on the arm of the red- 
upholstered chair in which he is sitting. 

signed: J. BOGLE 1855 

Height, 46 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the City in 1855. 

40 




ANDREW JACKSON 

BY 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I4 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

GEORGE T. TRIMBLE 
1 793- 1 872 

PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, 1 847-53 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1823-1890 

A FULL-LENGTH figurc Stands erect near an open door with his 
left hand hanging by his side and his right holding an open book 
before him. He is in three-quarters view to the left, with his face 
turned toward the front, and his kindly eyes looking at the specta- 
tor. Behind him is a plain table covered with books, and in front 
of him a chair, on which lie a brown overcoat and a silk hat. In 
the left background, groups of children are seen playing about a 
brick building inscribed across its front: "new york public 
SCHOOL no. I." 

signed: T. HICKS, new YORK. 1854 

Height, 108 in.; width, 78 in. Given to the City in 1854. 



TOWNSEND HARRIS 

1803-1878 

minister to Japan, 1859-61 

ARTIST 

J. BOGLE, N.A. 

1817-1S73 

Dressed in ; itn a figured brown waistcoat, is a three- 

quarters-length . i full face, with his right arm resting near 

books on the red cover of a table, and his left on the arm of the red- 
upholstered c'-^-^'r <r[ which he is sitting. 

signed: f. BOGLE 1855 

Height, 46 in.; widWP^^?rAL ^3^014^^,;,.,,^ ,^^ ^j^. ^^j,^, ;,^ ,<>„ 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

WASHINGTON HUNT 
1811-1867 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 185I-52 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

In a rotunda, as if ready to go out, a figure is standing at the 
head of a circular stairway with a heavy balustrade leading down 
into the left background. He is in three-quarters view to the 
left, with his face turned toward the front and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. His right hand is thrust into the bosom of his 
coat, and in his left he holds a cane and silk hat, while over the 
arm is thrown a brown overcoat. The balustrade directly behind 
the figure, at the head of the stairway, is repeated across the 
background, and behind this, on the left, is a mahogany door. In 
the middle is a fluted Corinthian pilaster, and on the right the 
paneled end of a cupboard is seen through a doorway, above which 
is a marble bust. 

signed: C. L. ELLIOTT 1855 

Height, 102 in.; width, 6^^ in. Painted for the City in 1855. 



JACOB AARON WESTERVELT 

1800-1879 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1853-54 

ARTIST 

EDWARD MOONEY, N.A. 

1813-1887 

Seated in a red-upholstered armchair and leaning lightly with 
his right arm on a table strewn with books and documents, and 
covered with green drapery, is the three-quarters-length figure of 
a man, wearing an overcoat with broad velvet collar. He is in 
nearly front view, with the eyes turned to the right, looking directly 
at the spectator. 

Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1855. 

41 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

BARON FREDERICK WILHELM VON STEUBEN 

1730-1794 

A PRUSSIAN-AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 

GERLANDO MARSIGLIA, N.A. 

1792- 1 850 

COPIED FROM A PORTRAIT BY 

ROBERT EDGE PINE 

The three-quarters-length standing figure of an officer is in 
front view, with face turned to the right and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. He is dressed in Colonial uniform of buff and blue, 
with two decorations on his coat and another suspended from a 
red ribbon about his neck. His left hand, holding gloves, hangs 
at his side, and his extended right rests on the pommel of a sword. 

Height, 48 in.; width, 36 in. Purchased by the City in 1855. 



GEORGE HALL 
1795-1857 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYKi, 1834; 1855-56 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A. N.A 

I 830- I 900 

Dressed in a suit of black, a portly gentleman with gray hair 
and short, gray side-whiskers is seated erect in an easy-chair up- 
holstered in red. He is seen to the knees, in three-quarters view 
to the left, with his eyes, turned slightly to the right, looking out 
of the picture. His left arm rests on the arm of the chair and his 
right hand is thrust into the bosom of his coat. In the left back- 
ground is a red-topped desk laden with books and papers. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1856. 

42 




STEPHEN ALLEN 

BY 
SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A., WILLIAM JEWETT, A.N. A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I4 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

BARON FREDERICK WILHELM VON STEUBEN 

1 730- 1 794 

A PRUSSIAN-AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 

GERLANDO MARSIGLIA, N.A. 

I792-1850 

COPIED FROM A PORTRAIT BY 

ROBERT EDGE PINE 

The three-quarters-length standing figure of an oificer is in 
front view, with face turned to the right and the eyes looking 
Straight ahead. He is dressed in Colonial uniform of buff and blue, 
with two decorations on his coat and another suspended from a 
red ribbon about his neck. His left hand, holding gloves, hangs 
at his side, and his extended right rests on the pommel of a sword. 

Height, 48 in.; width, 36 in. Purchased by the City in 1855. 



GEORGE HALL 
1795-1857 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYl^J, 1834; 1855-56 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A.N. A 

1830-1900 

Dressed in a suit of black, a portly gentleman with gray hair 
and short, gray side-whiskers is seated erect in an easy-chair up- 
holstered in red. He is seen to the knees, in three-quarters view 

to the left, with •- -s, turned slightly to the right, looking out 

of the picture. I arm rests on the arm of the chair and his 

right hand is I- ^oat. In the left back- 

ground is a reu . , , JA^dJA ''M3HS3T8ks and papers. 

Height, 36 in.; width, w in. ^^ ainted for the City in 1856. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

FERNANDO WOOD 
1812-1881 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1855-58; 1860-61 
ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 
1812-1868 

Dressed in a tightly fitting black coat is a three-quarters-length 
standing figure in nearly front view, with the eyes looking pleas- 
antly out of the picture. His left hand rests against his hip and 
his right on a table, on which are a roll of manuscript and a leather- 
bound book against a light-brown drapery which extends across 
the background. 

signed: HON. FERNANDO WOOD BY C. L. ELLIOTT 1857 

Height, 45 in.; width, 35 in. Painted for the City in 1857. 



CALEB SMITH WOODHULL 

1792-1866 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1849-5I 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

Sitting erect in a chair upholstered in red, is the half-length 
figure of a man in three-quarters view to the left, with the face 
nearly in front view and the eyes looking directly at the spectator. 
His left arm rests easily on the arm of the chair and at his side 
stand two large books. 

signed: chas. jarvis pinxt 1857 

Height, 36 in.; width, 29 in. Painted for the City in 1857. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

DANIEL PHCENIX INGRAHAM 
1 804- 1 88 1 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1 858-74 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

The three-quarters-length figure of a man is seated in a red- 
upholstered armchair, with his body turned to the right, but his 
face turned toward the front and the eyes turned still more, look- 
ing directly at the spectator. His right arm rests on the arm of 
the chair, with a document in the hand, and his left hand, holding 
spectacles, rests on a green-topped table, on which lie books. A 
light-brown curtain hangs in the left background. 

signed: ELLIOTT 1858 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the Court in 1858. 



WINFIELD SCOTT 
1 768- 1 866 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, 1841-61 

ARTIST 

MINER K. KELLOGG 

1839- 

Dressed in a blue uniform, with brass buttons, a yellow sash 
about his waist, knotted at the left hip, is the full-length figure of 
a man in nearly front view, with the face turned to the left and the 
eyes looking straight ahead. His right foot, advanced, bears his 
whole weight, and his extended right hand holds his chapeau, 
ornamented with a large yellow pompon, while his left hand, hang- 
ing at his side, grasps the scabbard of a sword. The background 
is a stone wall and pilasters in a rich brown tone. 

signed: M. K. KELLOGG, 1858 

Height, io6 in.; width, 70 in. Painted for the City in 1858. 

44 





MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 

BY 
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEK PAGE I 5 



OGUE OF W. ,K1— PAINTINGS 

DANIi JENIX INGRAHAM 

,804-1881 

J SUPREME COURT, 1858-74 

ARTIST 
CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

Jhe length figure of a man is seated in a red- 

nnhol^-' ..>..iw.... . with his body turned to the right, but his 

; ice 1 toward the front and the eyes turned still more, look- 

at the spectator. His right arm rests on the arm of 
vith a document in the hand, and his left hand, holding 
spt rests on a green-topped table, on which lie books. A 

licr!, ,1 cr-' ''" ^-angs in the left background. 

signed: ELLIOTT 1858 

fh. 40 in. jiven to the Court in 1858. 



WINFIFLO SCOTT 

uNjltD STATES ARMY, 1841-61 

ARTIS" 
R K. KtLbUOo 
1839- 

[)rp_ _ m, with brass buttons, a yellow sash 

about ' ted at the left hip, is the full-length figure of 

2W, with the face turned to the left and the 
ead. His right foot, advanced, bears his 
weight 'Dnded right hand holds his chapeau, 

ented wu.. 'low pompon, while his left hand, hang- 

bis side, g' abbard of a sword, The background 

.11 ana \. ^ rich brown tone. 

-GNbu 3TTHYA^AJg3CB5«1UQMAM 
Kjih, 70 in. ^^- ' '-'^ ^'^'^ f^'fv in 1858. 

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44 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

SAMUEL S. POWELL 
i8 1 5-1879 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1857-60 

ARTIST 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 

I 786- 1 864 

A HALF-LENGTH figure is in three-quarters view to the right with 
the face turned to the front and the eyes looking straight out of 
the picture. He is dressed in a simple suit of black, and in his 
right hand is a document. In the right background are shown 
two books. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. Painted for the City in 1858. 



JOHN ALSOP KING 

1 788- 1 867 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 857-58 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1 823- 1 890 

A FULL-LENGTH figure dressed in a black frock coat stands in 
front view, before a high, round-topped window. Framed by 
gray hair, curling over the top of his head, his face, beaming with 
a cordial smile, is turned slightly to the right, with the spectacled 
eyes looking straight ahead. His right hand, holding a letter, 
hangs at his side, and his left rests on the corner of an elaborately 
carved desk, on the green top of which are piled in confusion books 
of many colors. Behind the desk and to the right of the window, 
hangs in straight folds a yellow brocaded curtain with its upper 
part in shadow. A similar curtain hangs at the left of the window, 
the lower part looped back beside an armchair upholstered in red, 
on which lie a black cloak and silk hat. 

signed: THOMAS HICKS 1860 

Height, 100 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in i860. 

45 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

MARTIN KALBEFLEISCH 

1804-1873 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1861-63; 1 868-7 1 

ARTIST 

JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS, N.A. 

181O-1885 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, drcsscd in a loosely fitting suit of black, 
is seated in a chair upholstered in ^reen, in front view, with his 
face turned slightly to the left and his eyes looking straight ahead. 
His right hand rests on the arm of the chair and his left arm lies on 
a table with a red cover. 

signed: J. B. STEARNS 1860 

Height, 42 in.; width, 34 in. Painted for the City in i860. 



DANIEL FAWCETT TIEMANN 
1805-1899 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1858-59 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1823-1890 

Leaning easily, with his left elbow on the sloping, green top of 
a desk strewn with books and documents, is a three-quarters- 
length figure in nearly front view, with his eyes, turned to the 
right, looking kindly at the spectator. His left hand clasps a 
roll of manuscript, and his right hangs at his side, nearly touching 
an armchair, on which lie an overcoat and a black hat. In the 
left background hangs a yellow curtain in shadow. 

signed: t. hicks, i860 

Height, 47 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in i860. 

46 




JOHN STANFORD 

BY 
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I5 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS Ol NTINCS 

MAPTtv 'PISCH 

MAYOR lYN, 1861-63; 1868-71 

ARTIST 
S BRUTUS STEARNS, N.A. 
181O-1885 

A i gure, dressed in a loosely fitting suit of black, 

is se;i upholstered in ^reen, in front view, with his 

f^ to the left and his eyes looking straight ahead. 

I-i s on the arm of the chair and his left arm lies on 

a tar d cover. 

signed: J. B. STEARNS 1860 

vidth, 34 in. Painted for the City in i860. 



NlEL FAWCfirr TIEMANN 
I 805- I 899 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 858-59 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1823-1890 

left elbow on the sloping, green top of 

and documents, is a three-quarters- 

st view, with his eyes, turned to the 

pectator. His left hand clasps a 

■^ hangs at his side, nearly touching 

'■coat and a black hat. In the 

- - , ^''n in shadow. 

SIGNEi i860 _, 

(mcnVlATa WHOl , 

' y^ied tor the City m 1800. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ROBERT ANDERSON 

1 805- 1 87 1 

COMMANDER AT FT. SUMTER, APRIL I2-13, 1861 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM H. POWELL, A.N. A. 

1 824- 1 879 

Standing within the low stone enclosure of a fort, is the figure 
of an officer in blue uniform, his army belt partly covering a dull- 
red sash with long tassels hanging near the hilt of his sword. He 
is in front view, with the face turned a little to the right and the 
eyes looking straight ahead. His left foot is advanced, and his 
left hand rests near his cap on the stone parapet, while his right, 
holding a field-glass, hangs at his side. In the left background are 
shown a mounted cannon and on the floor near its carriage a pyra- 
mid of cannon balls. In the right background is seen a broad 
sheet of water, and on its farther shore extensive fortifications 
beneath a dull, gray sky. 

signed: w. h. POWELL 1861 

Height, 102 in.; width, 70 in. Painted for the City in 1861. 

HORATIO SEYMOUR 

1810-1886 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 853-54; 1 863-64 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

The full-length standing figure of a gentleman of middle 
age, dressed in dark brown, stands in three-quarters view to the 
right with his face turned toward the front, and his eyes, looking 
pleasantly at the spectator. His right hand hangs by his side, 
and his left rests on a book, with the index finger between its 
pages, near other books and documents, on a table covered with 
heavy purple drapery with a wide figured border. In the left 
foreground is an armchair upholstered in dark green against a brown 
silk curtain hanging in heavy folds. On a white marble pedestal 
in the right background stands a marble bust, and above it is a 
portion of an oval picture. 

signed: C. L. ELLIOTT 1861 

Height, 105 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1861. 

47 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 



HARRY HOWARD 

1 822- 1 896 

CHIEF OF NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1857-60 

ARTIST 

JOSEPH HOFFMANN JOHNSON 

182I-1890 

Dressed in a fireman's reddish-brown uniform, with the word 
"Chief" on the helmet, a figure in violent action stands on the 
block pavement of a city street. He is in front view, with the 
face turned to the right, and his keen eyes look straight ahead. 
His right foot advanced, with the knee bent, bears the whole 
weight of his body, and his right arm, extended above his shoulder, 
points with the index finger, while the left, holding a speaking- 
trumpet, hangs at his side. In the left foreground is a hydrant 
with a hose attached, which is stretched back and forth along the 
pavement behind the figure. In the distance extends a long row 
of five-story buildings, from one of which, near the left, roll masses 
of black smoke. Fire engines surrounded by people play streams 
of water upon the burning building, and in the right background 
other engines are shown hurrying to the scene. 



861. 



signed: J. H. JOHNSON, 1861 

Height, 100 in.; width, 72 in. Painted for the City in i 

THOMAS JEFFERSON 

1 743- 1 826 

president of THE UNITED STATES, 180I-O9 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

Engrossed in literary composition, a man with gray hair, 
parted in the middle, is seated, with crossed legs, in an armchair 
upholstered in dark green. He is dressed in a full suit of black 
with knee-breeches, silk stockings, conspicuous silver shoe-buckles, 
and sits leaning slightly forward, with his body turned a very little 
to the left, gazing meditatively straight ahead. His right hand, 
holding a quill pen, rests on a manuscript lying near books on a 
table covered with dark-red drapery, ornamented with narrow 
bands of velvet of a darker hue, and his left hangs over the arm of 
the chair, with large sheets of manuscript loosely held between the 
fingers. 

Painted for the City in 1863. 



Height, 94 in.; width, 60 in. 



48 




WILLIAM PAULDING 

BY 
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l6 



KS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

HARRY HOWARD 
1822-1896 

CHIEF OF NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1857-60 

ARTIST 

JOSEPH HOFFMANN JOHNSON 

1 82 1-1890 

r>F.i N v!3 in a fireman's reddish-brown uniform, with the word 

•n the helmet, a figure in violent action stands on the 

ement of a city street. He is in front view, with the 

jd to the right, and his keen eyes look straight ahead. 

.■ht foot advanced, with the knee bent, bears the whole 

of his body, and his right arm, extended above his shoulder, 

with the index finger, while the left, holding a speaking- 

^t, hangs at his side. In the left foreground is a hydrant 

hose attached, which is stretched back and forth along the 

lent behind the figure. In the distance extends a long row 

.c-story buildings, from one of v^i! V' near the left, roll masses 

of black smoke. Fire engines surn \v people play streams 

of 1 the burning '- 'le right background 

ot: are shown huj i 

signed: J. H. JOHNSON, 1861 

Height, !■ vidth, 72 in. 

THOM^ 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 180I-O9 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

FvOPossED in literary composition, a man with gray hair, 

the middle, is seated, with crossed legs, in an armchair 

d in dark green. He is dressed in a full suit of black 

\v: -breeches, silk stockings, conspicuous silver shoe-buckles, 

ar "^ng slightly forward, with his body turned a very little 

to azing meditatively straight ahead. His right hand, 

ho^ ill pen, rests on a manuscript lying near books on a 

tall, ' ^vith dark-red drapery, ornamented with narrow 

bands darker hue, and his left hangs over the arm of 

lar-c sheets of manuscript loosely held between the 

DWIQJUAq MAIJJIW 

t. 94 in 60 in^ va Painted for the City in 1863. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

EDWIN DENNISON MORGAN 

1811-1883 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1859-62 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A, 

1 8 1 6- 1 906 

The full-length figure of a gentleman in the prime of life, with 
thick side-whiskers, is standing erect with his body turned slightly 
to the left, but with his face to the front and his keen eyes looking 
straight out of the picture. His brown overcoat, with broad velvet 
collar, is unbuttoned, exposing his black suit. His left hand hangs 
at his side, and with his right he is in the act of lifting a document 
from a pile lying near a sword, books and a bust of Washington 
on a table covered with a rich Oriental rug. In the right back- 
ground is a mahogany armchair upholstered in dark brown, behind 
which hangs a mass of green drapery. A landscape is shown be- 
yond a column in the left background. 

signed: d. h. 1864 

Height, 102 in.; width, 66 m. Painted for the City in 1864. 



WILLIAM E. CURTIS 

1823-1880 

president of board of education, 1859-63 

artist 

H. a. loop, N.A. 

I83I-I895 

A bearded gentleman, seated with crossed legs in an easy-chair 
upholstered in red, is seen as far as the knees in three-quarters 
view to the right, with his eyes turned to the front looking at the 
spectator. His right arm rests on the arm of the chair, and his 
left near books and a terrestrial globe on a table. 

signed: h. a. loop '64 

Height, 48 in.; width, 38 in. Given to the City in 1864. 

49 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

THOMAS JEREMIAH 

-1872 

PRESIDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1 843 

ARTIST 
WILLIAM VER BRYCK 

In an oval frame is the head and shoulders of a gray-haired man 
with side-whiskers, dressed in a simple suit of black, with his body 
turned a little to the left, but with his face and eyes to the front. 

signed: W. VER BRYCK 1864 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the City in 1864. 



HENRY CLAY 

1777-1852 

UNITED STATES SENATOR 

ARTIST 
P. STAUNTON 

Dressed in a suit of black, the figure of an elderly gentleman, 
with thin gray hair, is standing on a rostrum, in an attitude of 
making a speech. His body is turned to the right and leans a 
little in the same direction, but his face is turned to the left, and 
the eyes, slightly raised, look straight ahead. His left hand is 
lifting a document from among others lying on a desk covered with 
an ample green draf)ery, and his right hand is held before the 
breast in an expressive gesture. On the floor at the right are 
books and a roll of documents, and behind the desk is shown a 
red screen, above which is seen the top of a door. An armchair 
upholstered in green stands in the left background near a column. 

signed: p. STAUNTON N. O. 1 847 

Height, 108 in.; width, 72 in. Purchased by the City in 1865. 

50 




DE WITT CLINTON 

BY 
GEORGE CATLIN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l6 



VORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

THOMAS JEREMIAH 

PRESID' 'cDUC^ -,j 
- .... ;_..:-,K 

.,jad and shoulders of a gray-haired man 
ed in a simple suit of black, with his body 
urned a litii iett, biit with his face and eyes to the front. 

v.ned: w. ver bryck 1864 

ijij^ii . , 25 in. Given to the City in 1864. 



HEl\;. 

, . , ,. 

UNITED 

ARTIST 
P. STAU 

suit of black, the figure of an elderly gentleman, 

■■''-. is standing on a rostrum, in an attitude of 

His body is turned to the right and leans a 

rection, but his face is turned to the left, and 

used, look straight ahead. His left hand is 

.>m among others lying on a desk covered with 

'^y, and his right hand is held before the 

gesture. On the floor at the right are 

!ents, and behind the desk is shown a 

seen the top of a door. An armchair 

m the left background near a column. 

)8 in.; width, 7 ^uy^I^u leased by the City in 1865. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 
1 73 2- 1 799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

President Washington stands in front view, with his face 
turned sHghtly to the left and his eyes looking straight ahead. He 
is dressed in a Colonial costume of black with white stock and 
jabot. His left hand, hanging at his side, clasps his sword, and 
his right is extended a little below the shoulder, in gesture. 
In the left background stands a marble-topped table with gilt legs 
in the form of modified fasces. Across its corner lies an ample 
piece of red drapery, on which rests a loosely rolled document, 
and near it are a chapeau, an inkstand, and two books. In the 
right background is a gilt chair upholstered in red, and beyond it 
are two massive columns with cord and tassels across their front, 
and behind them voluminous red drapery, which extends across 
the scene to a similar column with cord and tassels. Through a 
small opening beneath the curtain, in the left background, the sky 
is seen. 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. Purchased by the City in 1865. 



GEORGE OPDYKE 
1807-1880 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 862-63 

ARTIST 

CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

1812-1868 

Seated in an elaborately carved armchair is a three-quarters- 
length figure, seen as far as the knees, with his body turned to the 
left, his head slightly inclined in the same direction, and his face 
nearly in front view, with his eyes looking at the spectator. His 
left hand lies in his lap, and his right rests near a pile of books on 
a table covered with red drapery. 

signed: ELLIOTT 1 866 

Height, 42 in.; width, 34 in. Painted for the City in 1866. 

51 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ALFRED M. WOOD 

1828- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 864-65 

ARTIST 
ALANSON FISHER, A.N. A. 
1 807- I 884 

Sitting with crossed legs in an easy-chair upholstered in dark 
red, is a three-quarters-length figure dressed in a suit of black. 
His body is turned to the left, but his face, with side-whiskers, is 
to the front, and his calm eyes look straight at the spectator. His 
left arm rests easily on the arm of the chair, while his right lies 
near rails of manuscript on a table with a green cover. 

Height, 42 in.; width, 32 in. Painted for the City in 1866. 



JAMES M. McLEAN 

PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1 864-67 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 

1 8 16-1906 

A MAN with long side-whiskers is seated erect, in full face, with 
his right hand placed on his knee, and his left arm resting on a 
table covered with a rich Oriental rug. He is seen as far as the 
knees, and is dressed in a black coat, gray trousers, and light- 
colored waistcoat. Red drapery is massed in heavy folds in the 
right background. 

signed: D. HUNTINGTON 1 867 

Height, 46 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the City in 1867. 

52 




PHILIP HONE 

BY 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 7 



CATALOGUh ART— PAINTINGS 

ALFRED M. WOOD 
1828- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 864-6 5 

ARTIST 
ALANSON FISHER, A.N. A. 
1807-1884 

wun c.v.;.^o>,u i^j,.> in an easy-chair upholstered in dark 

rhree-quarters-length figure dressed in a suit of black. 

ed to the left, but his face, with side-whiskers, is 

J his calm eyes look straight at the spectator. His 

easily on the arm of the chair, while his right lies 

lanuscript on a table with a green cover. 

:u.; wic^'^v -?-> in. Painted for the City in 1866. 



JAME: icLEAN 

•.RESIDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1864-67 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 

1816-1906 

ide-whiskers is seated erect, in full face, with 

\ on his knee, and his left arm resting on a 

ual rug. He is seen as far as the 

: k coat, gra}^ trousers, and light- 

listcoat drapery is massed in heavy folds in the 

^ mnd. 

'^''■'™°i!i?oil*qi.JiHq 

-ith, 36 in. Given^j^> the City in 1867. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

GEORGE G. REYNOLDS 

1821-1892 

JUDGE OF THE CITY COURT, 1 86 1-66; 1 873-86 

ARTIST 

MATTHEW WILSON 

18 14-1892 

Dressed in black is the three-quarters-length seated figure of a 
gentleman with wavy iron-gray hair and short side-whiskers. His 
body is turned to the left, but his face and eyes are to the front. 
His left arm rests on the back of the chair and his right hand on an 
open book lying on a table. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. Given to the Court in 1867. 



GEORGE BRINTON McCLELLAN 
1 826- 1 885 

MAJOR-GENERAL COMMANDING THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, 1861-62 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM H. POWELL, A.N. A. 

I 824- I 879 

A GENERAL in full Uniform, mounted on a spirited bay charger, 
is riding in an extensive flat landscape. The horse is turned a 
little to the right, but the General's body is in front view, with the 
face turned to the left and the eyes gazing into the distance. His 
hands are encased in white gauntlets, the left holding the reins, 
and the right, clasping a field-glass, rests on his thigh. He is 
followed by five mounted generals in the left background, and on 
the right, in the distance, woods are shown in summer foliage. 
The generals are covered with a reddish-brown dust thrown up by 
the prancing feet of the chargers, and over them hangs a leaden 
sky. 

signed: POWELL 

Height, 106 in.; width, 82 in. Painted for the City in 1868. 

53 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTI N GS 

SAMUEL BOOTH 
18 1 8-1902 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 866-67 

ARTIST 

JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS, N.A. 

1810-1885 

A GENTLEMAN with short side-whiskers and dressed in a loosely 
fitting suit of black, is seated with crossed legs in a chair uphol- 
stered in green. He is seen as far as the knees, with his body 
turned slightly to the left and his face and eyes in the same direc- 
tion. His left hand, with a finger between the pages of a red- 
covered book, rests on the arm of the chair, and his right arm on 
a red-topped table. 

signed: STEARNS 68 

Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1868. 



MYRON HOLLEY CLARK 
1 806- 1 892 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1855-56 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A. N.A. 

1 830- 1 900 

The Governor, in somber black, stands in front of the massive 
square pedestal of a marble column. He is turned to the left, but 
is facing to the front. His right hand holds gloves and a cane, and 
his left a silk hat. A large fountain is playing in the left back- 
ground, and beyond is a wooded park. 

signed: f. b. carpenter, 1868 

Height, 100 in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1868. 

54 




JOHN CHRISTOPHER YATES 

BY 
JOHN VANDERLYN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I7 



H OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

SAMUEL BOOTH 
1818-1902 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 866-67 

ARTIST 

JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS, N.A. 

1810-1885 

A GENTLEMAN with short side-whiskers and dressed in a loosely 
fitting suit of black, is seated with crossed legs in a chair uphol- 
stered in green. He is seen as far as the knees, with his body 
turned slightly to the left and his face and eyes in the same direc- 
His left hand, with a finger between the pages of a red- 
ed book, rests on the arm of the chair, and his right arm on 
red-topped "table. 

signed: STEARNS 68 

Height, 42 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1868. 



MYRON HOLLEY CLARK 
1 806- 1 892 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1855-56 

ARTIST 

FRANCIS BICKNELL CARPENTER, A.N.A. 

1830-1900 

The G somber .black, stands in front of the massive 
square pt marble column. He is turned to the left, but 
is facing to t His right hand holds gloves and a cane, and 
his left a si! 'arge fountain is playing in the left back- 
ground, and wooded park. 

2.^tXN^^'51^1 (*l6f ^mW^'^Hl^ 
Height, 100 in.; width, 66 in. va Painted for the City in 1868. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

REUBEN E. FENTON 
1819-1885 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 865-69 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM PAGE, N.A. 

181I-1885 

Between a library table with green leather top and a chair up- 
holstered in green, stands a figure in front view, with the face and 
eyes turned slightly to the right, in the attitude of receiving a 
visitor. He wears a full beard and is dressed in black. His left 
hand, partly closed, is held before him, while the finger-tips of his 
right hand rest on a large document with a red seal spread out on 
the table and hanging over the edge. Lying on the document are 
two large bound books, and beside it are a bundle of papers and a 
glass inkstand holding a quill pen. In the right background the 
edge of a map is disclosed near a narrow strip of window with a 
paneled casement and a window-seat strewn with documents. 

Height, 99^ in.; width, 66 in. Painted for the City in 1870. 



GRENVILLE T. JENKS 
1839-1870 

MEMBER KINGS COUNTY BAR, 1863-70 

ARTIST 
MATTHEW WILSON 

1 8 14- 1 892 

The head and shoulders of a gentleman in the prime of life, with 
long whiskers, is in three-quarters view to the right, with his face 
and eyes in the same direction. 

Height, 29^ in.; width, 24 1 in. Given to the Court in 1870. 

55 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOHN THOMPSON HOFFMAN 

1 828-1 888 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1 869-72 

ARTIST 

JACOB H. LAZARUS, A.N. A. 

1823-1891 

The three-quarters-length standing portrait, in full front view, 
has the face turned a little to the left, and the eyes looking straight 
ahead. A brown overcoat is carried across the left arm, while his 
right, holding a silk hat, hangs by his side. On the right, from top 
to bottom, is a narrow strip of heavy red drapery, and in the left 
background beyond a stone wall, a cupola, and tree-tops are seen 
against a blue sky mottled with white clouds. 

signed: j. h. LAZARUS 1870 

Height, 66 in.; width, 48 in. Painted for the City in 1870. 



RICHARD L. LARREMORE 

1 830- 1 890 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

I 823- 1 890 

Seated with crossed legs in an easy-chair upholstered in red, is 
a three-quarters-length figure in the attitude of considering a docu- 
ment held on his knee by his right hand. With both arms resting 
on the arms of the chair, he is turned slightly to the left, and his 
thoughtful eyes look straight ahead. Books piled on a chair are 
seen in the right background, and in the left are shown documents 
lying on a table, above which hangs a red curtain. 

signed: t. HICKS 1870 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the City in 1870. 

56 




CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 

BY 
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l8 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

JOHN THOMPSON HOFFMAN 

1828-1888 

GuvtKiNOR OF NEW YORK, 1869-72 

ARTIST 

JACOB H. LAZARUS, A.N.A, 

1823-189I 

The three-quarters-length standing portrait, in full front view, 
has the face turned a little to the left, and the eyes looking straight 
ahead. A brown overcoat is carried across the left arm, while his 
right, holding a silk hat, hangs by his side. On the right, from top 
to bottom, is a narrow strip of heavy red drapery, and in the left 
background beyond a stone wall, a cupola, and tree-tops are seen 
against a blue sky mottled with white clouds. 

signed: j. h. LAZARUS 1870 

Height, 00 m.; width, 48 in. Painted for the City in 1870. 



RICHARD L. LARREMORE 
1830-1890 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1823-189O 

Seated with crossed legs in an easy-chair upholstered in red, is 
a three-quarters-length figure in the attitude of considering a docu- 
ment held on his knee by his right hand. With both arms resting 
on the arms of the chair, he is turned slightly to the left, and his 
thoughtful eyes look straight ahead. Books piled on a ch^ir are 
seen in the right background, and in the left are shown documents 
lying on a table, above which hangs a red curtain. 

nu;ned: t. hicks 1870 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. ^^ Given to the City m 1870. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

CHARLES GODFREY GUNTHER 

1822-1885 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 864-65 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1 823- 1 890 

A THREE-QUARTERS-LENGTH figure, wcaHng a fur-trimmed over- 
coat, is seated in an armchair upholstered in red, the body turned 
to the left, with the face in the same direction, and the eyes look- 
ing out of the picture. His left hand rests on the arm of the chair, 
and his right lies near a few books on a table covered with bro- 
caded red drapery, which is repeated in the lower right background. 

signed: t. HICKS 1872 

Height, 50 in.; width, 36 in. Painted for the City in 1872. 



HAMILTON W. ROBINSON 

1814-1 879 

judge of court of common PLEAS, 1870-79 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Seated in an armchair upholstered in blue, with legs crossed, is 
the three-quarters-length figure of a white-haired gentleman, with 
his body turned to the right but his face to the front. In the left 
background stands a table with purple cover, on which lie books 
and documents. 

signed: ths. jensen 1872 
Height, 48 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the Court in 1872. 

57 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — PAINTINGS 

JOHN A. LOTT 

1805-1878 

MEMBER OF COMMISSION OF APPEALS, 1870-75 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in a simple suit of black, the three-quarters-length 
figure of a portly gentleman with gray hair is seated in an easy- 
chair, with his body turned a little to the left, but with his face 
and eyes to the front. His left hand rests on a book in his lap, 
and his right on his knee beside a table, on which are books and 
documents. 

signed: ths jensen 1873 

Height, 49^ in.; width, 39J in. Given to the Court in 1873. 



JAMES TROY 

1835- 
judge county court, part I, 1868-72 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in a simple suit of black, the three-quarters-length 
figure of a gentleman in the prime of life, with dark hair and side- 
whiskers, is turned a little to the right, but his face and eyes are to 
the front. His right hand grasps the lapel of his coat, and his left 
rests on an open book near other books on a table. 

signed: ths jensen 73 

Height, 49 in.; width, 39 in. Given to the Court in 1873. 

58 




MARTIN VAN BUREN 

BY 
HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l8 



. \rALOGUE OF WORKS PAINTINGS 

10? LOTT 

1805-1878 

ME- ^MMISSION OF APPEALS, 1870-75 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Drt ^ .1 simple suit of black, the three-quarters-length 

figun Ttly gentleman with gray hair is seated in an easy- 

cV ■ IS body turned a little to the left, but wit-h his face 

ar the front. His left hand rests on a book m his lap, 

a on his knee beside a table, on which are books and 

d , 

signed: ths jensen 1873 
Y )A in.; width, 39^ in. Given to the Court in 1873. 



JAMES TROY 
1835- 

fUDGE COUNTY COURT, PART I, 1 868-72 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

.>ESSED 'e suit of black, the three-quarters-length 

r.y a ecMi 'he prime of life, with dark hair and side- 

is turr o the right, but his face and eyes are to 

sps the lapel of his coat, and his left 
er books on a table. 

^{ijm l4Ay:44hT^/# 

ih :io in ^^ Given to the Court in 1873. 

' ^<AM ,HAMHI Y5IM3H 
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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOHN W. BROWN 

I796-I875 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 185O-65 

ARTIST 

JARED B. FLAGG, N.A. 

1 820- 1 899 

Dressed in simple black, is the standing half-length figure of a 
gentleman with gray hair and whiskers. His body is turned to the 
left, and his face and eyes are in the same direction. His left arm 
hangs at his side and his right hand is thrust into the bosom of his 
coat. 

signed: FLAGG 1876 

Height, 44 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the Court in 1876. 



JOHN W. HUNTER 
I 807- I 900 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1874-75 

ARTIST 

JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER 

1836 

Sitting erect, is a half-length figure dressed in a simple suit of 
black, in front view, with the face turned a little to the right, and 
the keen eyes looking straight ahead. His left hand rests on the 
arm of the chair and his right lies on a sheet of manuscript on a 
red-topped table. 

signed: J. B. WHITTAKER 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. Painted for the City in 1876. 

59 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— P AI NTINGS 

JOHN ADAMS DIX 
1 798- 1 879 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1873-75 

ARTIST 

ANNA MERRITT (nEE LEA) 

1844- 

A GRAY-HAIRED, rugged-faccd officer in a blue uniform with two 
rows of brass buttons, stands in full face with his serious eyes look- 
ing directly at the spectator. In his right hand, held in front of 
his waist, is a quill pen, and the open palm of his left hand rests 
on a legible document lying on a large green blotter on a carved 
desk. This document closes with the memorable words: "If any 
one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the 
spot." 

Signed: "John A. Dix 

Sec. of the Treasury." 
A piece of red drapery lies on an armchair in the left background, 
and beyond, through an open window, is seen a great crowd of 
people, over whose heads float the Stars and Stripes, and above 
them towers the dome of the National Capitol agamst a blue sky 
with white clouds. In the upper right background is shown the 
corner of a large painting of a ship on stormy waters. 

signed: anna m. lea, 1877 

Height, 96 in.; width, 60 in. Painted for the City in 1877. 

FREDERICK A. SCHROEDER 
1 833- 1 899 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 876-77 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Relieved against a grayish-brown background is a three-quar- 
ters-length figure dressed in a suit of black and seated in a mahogany 
armchair upholstered in dark red. His body is turned to the right 
and his face to the front, with the eyes looking at the spectator. 
His right hand, holding an open letter, rests in his lap, and his left 
arm lies near books on a table, above which is shown a corner of 
a map of Brooklyn. 

signed: ths jensen 

Height, 48 in.; width, 40 in. Painted for the City in 1878. 

60 




WALTER BOWNE 

BY 
ROBERT WALTER WEIR, N.A. 

FOR DFSCRIPTION SEE PAGE l8 



vLOGUf KS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

T'M^N ADAMS DIX 
1 798- 1 879 

<NOR OF NEW YORK, 1873-75 

ARTIST 

ANNA MERRITT (nEE LEA) 

1844- 

A .r- ■ niiRED, rugged-faced officer in a blue uniform with two 
row? of brass buttons, stands in full face with his serious eyes look- 
in- y at the spectator. In his right hand, held in front of 
hi is a quill pen, and the open palm of his left hand rests 
01 ie document lying on a large green blotter on a carved 
' lis document closes with the memorable words: "If any 
;pts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the 

Signed: "John A. Dix 

Sec. of the Treasury." 
r red drapery lies on an armchair in the left background, 
nd, through an open window, is seen a great crowd of 
ver whose heads float the Stars and Stripes, and above 
'•rs the dome of the National Capitol agamsl a blue sky 
le clouds. In the upper right background is shown the 
a large painting of a s^ ' ' ' ' 

signed: '■ 

I, 96 in.; width, 60 in. fhe nt\ 

FREDERICK 

1833-1899 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 876-77 ' 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

against a grayish-brown background is a three-quar- 

^ in a suit of black and seated in a mahogany 

dark red. His body is turned to the right 

front, with the eyes looking at the spectator. 

'ing an open letter, rests in his lap, and his left 

.GNED: tfft JENSEN 

.AM ,5ii:iw 5i3TJA^.,^j^^8p« . the City ill 1878. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JASPER W. GILBERT 

1812-1898 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 1 866-82 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

The figure of a man seated in an armchair with his body turned 
a little to the right and his face and eyes in the same direction. He 
is seen below the knees, with his hands resting on the arms of the 
chair. In the right background is a table with books and docu- 
ments. 

signed: ths jensen 1883 

Height, 49 in.; width, 39 in. Given to the Court in 1883. 



JAMES HOWELL 

1829- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 878-8 1 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 
183I- 

Sitting in an easy, dignified posture in front view, with his face 
turned to the right and his eyes looking straight ahead, is a three- 
quarters-length figure dressed in a simple suit of black. He holds 
an open letter in his left hand, and his right arm rests near books 
and documents on a walnut desk with a green top. 

signed: ths jensen 1883 

Height, 50 in.; width, 42 in. Painted for the City in 1883. 

61 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOSEPH NEILSON 

i8i 5-1888 

JUDGE OF CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1871-82 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in black, the three-quarters-length figure of a portly 
gentleman is seated with his body turned a little toward the right, 
but with his face toward the front and his eyes looking straight at 
the spectator. His left arm rests on the arm of a chair, and his 
right arm lies on a table. In the right background are shelves 
filled with books. 

signed: ths jensen 1883 

Height, 48 in.; width, 38 in. Given to the Court in 1883. 



SETH LOW 

1850- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1881-85 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE, N.A. 

1849- 

A GENTLEMAN in the prime of life, dressed in a closely fitting 
black frock-coat and gray trousers, stands beside a table in full 
face. He is seen as far as the knees, with his left hand hanging at 
his side, and his right rests near books and papers on a mahogany 
table. 

Height, 57 in.; width, 37 in. Painted for the City in 1885. 

62 




GIDEON LEE 

BY 
HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 20 



CATALOGUE OF WORK, iT— PAINTINGS 

TOSEPH NEILSON 

1815-1888 

JUDGE OF OURT OF BROOKLYN, 187I-82 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 
183I- 

Dri - " in black, the three-quarters-length figure of a portly 

gentl seated with his body turned a little toward the right, 

but face toward the front and his eyes looking straight at 

the '•']■. His left arm rests on the arm of a chair, and his 

ri 1 lies on a table. In the right background are shelves 

f. h books. ■ , 

signed: ths jensen 1883 

48 in.; width, 38 in. Given to the Court in 1883. 



SETH LOW 
1850- 

MAVOR OF BROOKLYN, 1881-85 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE, N.A. 

1849- 

RMAN in the prime of life, dressed in a closely fitting 

coat and gray trousers, stands beside a table in full 

seen as far as the knees, with his. left hand hanging at 

his right rest&flearjbQc^j^vnd papers on a mahogany 

Ya 
'"'dth, 37jrv, ^^,^^^„ y^m^^ ^o'- the City in 1885. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

NOAH DAVIS 
i8 1 8-1902 

PRESIDING JUSTICE, APPELLATE COURT, 1 874-86 

ARTIST 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, N.A. 

18 16-1906 

The half-length figure of a gentleman is seated in an armchair, 
upholstered in red, in front view, but with his face turned to the 
left and his eyes looking straight ahead. His arms rest on the arms 
of the chair, with the right hand holding a book. 

signed: D. HUNTINGTON 1886 

Height, 43 in.; width, 34 in. Given to the Court in 1886. 



JOHN DIKEMAN 

1 795- 1 879 

JUDGE COUNTY COURT, PART I, 1860-68 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

The three-quarters-length figure of a gentleman with gray hair 
and whiskers is seated with crossed legs in an armchair. His 
body is turned a little to the right, but his face is to the front, with 
the eyes looking straight out of the picture. His arms rest on the 
arms of the chair, with the hands holding a document on his lap. 
In the left background is a table, on which lie an open book and 
documents. 

signed: ths jensen 1887 

Height, 49 in.; width, 39 in. Given to the Court in 1887. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

DANIEL D. WHITNEY 

1819- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 886-87 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in a black business suit, a gentleman is seated erect in 
a chair upholstered in red plush. The figure is seen as far as the 
knees, in three-quarters view to the left, with his face turned 
toward the spectator and his eyes looking straight out of the 
picture. His left hand rests on his knee, and his right holds a rolled- 
up document, with the arm lying near books and documents on a 
mahogany table with a purple leather top. An olive-green cur- 
tain hangs in the right background. 



signed: ths jensen i! 
Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Painted for the City in 1888. 



JACOB I. BERGEN 

1832-1885 
surrogate judge, kings county, 1884-87 

artist 
thomas jensen 

1831- 

This is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with long side- 
whiskers. He is in front view, with his face turned slightly to the 
right and his eyes looking straight out of the picture. 

signed: ths jensen 1889 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1889. 

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GEORGE HALL 

JAMES FROTHINGHAM, N.A. 
FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 20 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

DANIEL D. WHITNEY 

1819- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 886-87 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 
1831- 

Dressed in a black business suit, a gentleman is seated erect in 
a chair upholstered in red plush. The figure is seen as far as the 
knees, in three-quarters view to the left, with his face turned 
toward the spectator and his eyes looking straight out of the 
picture. His left hand rests on his knee, and his right holds a rolled- 
up document, with the arm lying near books and documents on a 
mahogany table with a purple leather top. An olive-green cun 
tain hangs in the right background. 



signed: THS JENSEN I! 
Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Painted for the City in 1888. 



JACOB I. BERGEN 

1832-1885 

surrogate judge, KINGS COUNTY, 1 884-87 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 
1831- 

Th!S is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with long side- 
' kers. He is in front view, with his face turned slightly to the 
, .in! hU eyes looking suaight out of the picture. 

signed: thSyJ,ensen 1889 

vidlfhvii.yAkHOwiiiioHl aGa/Miefi to the Court in 1889. 

Oi. HDA'I -IH« <A(iS>H1\»:)ri:{(\ HOT 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ABRAHAM LOTT 

1831-1889 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1 887 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in black, is tiie head and shoulders of a gentleman with 
gray chin-whiskers. His body is turned a little to the left and his 
face and spectacled eyes in the same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1889 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1889. 



ERASTUS COOKE 
1818-1885 

justice of supreme court, 2D DEPT., 1880 

ARTIST 
H. COOKE 

This is the head and shoulders of a gray-haired gentleman in 
full face. He is dressed in a simple suit of black. 

signed: H. COOKE 90 

Height, 29^ in.; width, 24^ in. Given to the Court in 1890. 



WALTER L. LIVINGSTON 

1830- 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1880-83 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

.1831- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with 
long whiskers in three-quarters view to the left, with his face and 
eyes in the same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1890 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1890. 

65 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

J. EDWARD SIMMONS 
1841- 

PRESIDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1886-9I 

ARTIST 

T. W. WOOD, A.N. A. 

I 823- I 903 

The head and shoulders of a man is in front view, with his face 
turned to the right and his eyes looking straight ahead. He wears 
a modern costume of black coat and waistcoat, low collar, and 
spotted tie. 

signed: t. w. wood 1890 

Height, 31 in.; width, 26 in. Given to the City in 1890. 



WILLIAM D. VEEDER 

1835- 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1 866-77 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman, with 
his body turned a little to the right, his face and eyes in the same 
direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1890 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1890. 



JUDAH B. VOORHEES 

CHIEF CLERK, SURROGATE COURT, 1855-9O 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in a loosely fitting black coat, is the head and shoulders 
of a gentleman with iron-gray hair and gray chin-whiskers, in front 
view, with his face turned a little to the left and his eyes looking 
straight ahead. 

signed: ths jensen 1891 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1891. 

66 




WILLIAM LEARNED MARCY 

BY 
WILLIAM PAGE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 22 



ALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

J. EDWARD SIMMONS 

1841- 

PRHSIDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1 886-9 1 

ARTIST 

T. W. WOOD, A.N. A. 

1823-1903 

The head and shoulders of a man is in front view, with his face 
turned to the right and his eyes looking straight ahead. He wears 
a modern costume of black cent and waistcoat, low collar, and 
spotted tie. 

signed: t. w. wuod 1890 

Height, 31 in.; width, 26 in. Given to the City in 1890. 



WILLIAM D. VEEDER 
1835- 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1866-77 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman, with 
his body turned a little to the right, his face and eyes in the same 
direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1890 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1890. 



JUDAH B. VOORHEES 
chief clerk, surrogate court, 1855-9o 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in a isn/sL-iy utting black coat, is the head and shoulders 

of a gentleman with iron-gray hair and gray chin-whiskers, in front 

view, with his face turned a little to the left and his eyes looking 

straight .ilipnd. 

signed: ths jensen 1891 

u • u. YO^AM.a3W51A3J MAIJJIW r .- q 

Height, 30 m.; widtn, 25 in. Given To the Court m 1891. 

.A.H ,ao/^ MAIJJlW 
££ .HOA1 332 HOrT'I iJir^gaQ noH 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

"VUELVAN CARA!" 

ARTIST 

ARTURO MICHELENA 

1 868- 1 898 

Inscription: 

VUELVAN CARa! 

EPISODIO DE LAS QUESERAS DEL MEDIO. 

A LA CIUDAD DE NEW YORK LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA. 

DEL "CENTENARIO DE PAEZ." 

CARACAS JUNIO 1 3 DE 189O. 

In an extensive, flat landscape, brilliantly colored by the early 
morning sun, a strategic military movement is represented. In 
the middle of the composition, a commander, in red blouse, white 
trousers, and broad-brimmed straw hat ornamented with plumes, 
with a sword hanging at his side, has suddenly reined in his 
powerful white charger upon its hind legs. He is waving his 
lance vigorously at a motley group of mounted men, who are riding 
wildly to the left but turning their heads to look at their leader, 
who, judging from the title of the picture, "Vuelvan Cara!" 
(About Face!), is evidently shouting this word of command. 

signed: arturo michelena. Caracas — 1890 

Height, 1 14 in.; width, 186 in. Given to the City in 1891. 



ROSWELL C. BRAINARD 

1 8 19-1879 
surrogate judge, kings county, 1858-66 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

The head and shoulders of a gentleman with iron-gray whiskers 
is in three-c|uarters view to the left, and his face and eyes in the 
same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1893 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1893. 

67 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ABRAM H. DAILEY 

1831-1907 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1 877-84 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

This is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with long iron- 
gray whiskers. His body is turned a little to the left, and his face 
and eyes are in the same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1893 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1893, 



JESSE C SMITH 

1 808- 1 888 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1850-55 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with 
gray hair and whiskers in full face. 

signed: ths jensen 1893 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1893. 

JOSEPH F. BARNARD 

1 823- 1 904 

justice supreme court, 2D DEPT., 1 864-93 

artist 
thomas jensen 

1831- 

This is the head and shoulders of a gentleman past middle life, 
with his body turned a little toward the right, but his face to the 
front, and his eyes looking directly at the spectator. 

signed: ths jensen 1894 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1894. 

68 




WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD 

BY 
HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 26 



ART — PAINTINGS 

v.BKAM H. DAI LEY 
1831-190; 

iATE JUDG!^ ^ COUNTY, IO77-O4 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

the head and shoulders of a gentleman with long iron- 
kers. His body is turned a little to the left, and his face 
c-s are in the same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1893 
!th 2^ in. Given to the Court in 1893. 



JESSE f^ ^^^HTH 

1 80 

SURROGATE JUDG TY, 185O-55 



THOMA 
1 

', black, is the he - 
J whiskers in fu 

SIGNED 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Uiven to the Court in 1893. 

JOSEPH F. BARNARD 
I 823- I 904 

UPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 1864-93 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

. the he shoulders of a gentleman past middle life, 

■. ,^i^• 1: little toward the ri^ht, but b"^ f<. ^' to the 

t-O: THS^I^NSEN 1894 

/idth, 2 A.n ,WAMm Y^rkawn to the Court in 1894. 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

CHARLES A. SCHIEREN 
1842- 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1 894-95 

ARTIST 

RICHARD CREIFELDS 

1853- 

A GENTLEMAN in the prime of life, with dark side-whiskers, and 
dressed in a black frock-coat and dull-gray trousers, is seated in a 
dignified posture with crossed legs in a mahogany armchair up- 
holstered in brown plush. He is seen below the knees, turned 
slightly to the left, with his eyes looking through spectacles out of 
the picture. His left hand, holding a letter, lies on his lap, and 
his right arm rests on the arm of the chair with a pen in the hand. 
A few documents lie on a table in the left background, and above 
it is looped a gray curtain, which extends across the scene. 

signed: R. CREIFELDS 

Height, 52 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the City in 1897. 



CHARLES H. VAN BRUNT 

1836- 

JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT, 1883- 

ARTIST 

ALFRED QUINTON COLLINS, A.>/.A. 

1 862- 1 903 

Dressed in the official black gown, a gray-bearded gentleman is 
seated in full face, with his right hand resting on his lap and his 
left arm on a table covered with velvet. The figure is seen below 
the knees. 

signed: ALFRED Q. COLLINS 1 897 

Height, 60 in.; width, 38 in. Given to the Court in 1897. 

69 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ALEXANDER McCUE 

1 827- 1 889 

JUDGE OF CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1 849-54 

ARTIST 
HAROLD L. MACDONALD 

1861- 

This is the head and shoulders of a gentleman with gray hair, 
in three-quarters view to the right, with his face and eyes in the 
same direction. 

signed: HAROLD MACDONALD '97 

Height, 31^ in.; width, 26 J in. Given to the Court in 1897. 



JOSEPH W. CARROLL 

1 859- 1 899 

CHIEF CLERK, SURROGATE COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 189O-99 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

This is the head and shoulders of a gentleman in the prime of 
life, in front view, but with his face turned to the right and his 
spectacled eyes looking straight out of the picture. 

signed: ths jensen 1899 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1899. 



NATHANIEL H. CLEMENT 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1 896 

ARTIST 
HENRY STANLEY TODD 

Dressed in a suit of black, is the head and shoulders of a gen- 
tleman with long iron-gray side-whiskers. He is in front view, 
with his face turned to the left and his eyes looking straight out of 
the picture. 

signed: TODD 99 

Height, 33 in.; width, 26^ in. Given to the Court in 1899. 

70 




JAMES HARPER 

BY 
HENRY INMAN, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 27 



WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

ALEXANDER jMcCUE 

:H2 7-l889 
CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1 849-54 

ARTIST 

HAROLD L. MACDONALD 

l86l- 

This is t' t- hcrid and shoulders of a gentleman with gray hair, 
in three- w to the right, with his face and eyes in the 

same dir< 

signed: HAROLD MACDONALD '97 

Heig' ;n.; width, 26^ in. Given to the Court in 1897. 



JOSEPH W. CARROLL 
1859-^1899 

F CLERK, SURROGATE COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 189O-99 



■ head and shouli" 
view, but with 1' 
acled eyes looking stra- 

SIGNED 

;o in.; width, 25 in. Uiven to tne Court in 1899. 



NATHANIEL H. CLEMENT 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1896 

ARTIST 
ENRY STANLEY TODD 

'nek, is the head and shoulders of a gen- 

■-.y ly side-whiskers. He is in front view, 

the left ^nd his eyes looking straight out of 

5^1 MS >1 AH 2HMAI 

i • ; H 1 1 : I (TDD QC) 
YH 

./ .^ .l^AMWI YHWEIH ^6" tO the CoUft IH 1899. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

RODMAN B. DAWSON 

1825-1893 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1 85 5-58 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

The head and shoulders of a gentleman with black, curly hair 
is in front view with his face turned a little to the right, the eyes 
looking straight ahead. 

SIGNED: THS JENSEN I900 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1900. 

ANDREW B. HODGES 

1812-1876 

SURROGATE JUDGE, KINGS COUNTY, 1 846-49 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

183I- 

The head and shoulders of a portly gentleman is in front view, 
with his face turned a little to the left, the eyes looking straight 
ahead. 

signed: THS JENSEN 19OO 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1900. 

GEORGE B. ABBOTT 

1850- 

SURROGATE judge, kings COUNTY, 1 889- 1 90 1 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in black, is the half-length figure of a gentleman with 
gray hair and goatee, seated in an armchair in three-quarters 
view to the right, with his face and eyes in the same direction. 

signed: THS JENSEN I902 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1902. 

71 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JAMES EMOTT 
1823-1884 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 1855-63 

ARTIST 
HENRY STANLEY TODD 

Seated erect in an easy-chair, is the figure of a gentleman in the 
prime of life, with black hair and side-whiskers. Seen as far as the 
knees, he is in three-quarters view to the left with his face and 
eyes turned toward the front. His left arm rests on the arm of 
the chair, and his right arm lies on a table near books and docu- 
ments. 

signed: H. STANLEY TODD 1902 

Height, 44 in.; width, 35^ in. Given to the Court in 1902. 



MICHAEL F. McGOLDRICK 

1856- 

CHIEF CLERK, SURROGATE COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 1899-I902 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman in 
the prime of life, with his body turned slightly to the right and his 
face and eyes in the same direction. 

signed: ths jensen 1902. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1902. 

72 




WILLIAM C. BOUCK 

BY 
CHARLES LORING ELLIOTT, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 29 



ALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JAMES EMOTT 
1823-1884 

JUST SUPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 1 85 5-63 

ARTIST 
HENRY STANLEY TODD 

erect in an easy-chair, is the figure of a gentleman in the 

;iie, with black hair and side-whiskers. Seen as far as the 

he is in three-quarters view to the left with his face and 

urned toward the front. His left arm rests on the arm of 

nair, and his right arm lies on a table near books and docu- 

:iicnts. 

signed: H. STANLEY TODD I902 

Height, 44 in.; width, 35^ in. Given to the Court in 1902. 



MICHAEL F. McGOLDRICK 

1856- 

CHIEF CLERK, SURROGATE COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 1899-1902 

ARTIST 

THOMAS JENSEN 

1831- 

Dressed in black, is the head and shoulders of a gentleman in 
nrime of life, with his body turned slightly to the right and his 
and eyes in the same direction. 

30 in.; width, 25 in. yo Given to the Court in 1902. 

.AM .TTOiJja omnoj aajJiAHD 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

*WILLIAM L. STRONG 

1 827- 1 900 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 895-97 

ARTIST 
B. KRAMER-SCHEIRO 

Seated with crossed legs in a yellowish-brown armchair, is the 
three-quarters-length figure of a man in nearly front view, with 
the head slightly inclined to the left and the eyes looking straight 
at the spectator. His right hand rests in his lap and the left clasps 
the arm of the chair. 

signed: b. kramer-scheiro 1898 

Height, 50 in.; width, 38 in. Given to the City in 1902. 



*ANDREW HASWELL GREEN 

1 820- 1 903 

comptroller, 1871-76 

ARTIST 

HENRY MOSLER 
184I- 

A GRAY-BEARDED gentleman, dressed in a simple suit of black, is 
seated with crossed legs in an easy-chair upholstered in Oriental 
material of many colors. He is turned slightly to the left, but 
facing to the front. His left arm, with an open document in the 
hand, rests on the arm of the chair, and his right lies on a table 
covered with green drapery, and above are shelves partly concealed 
by an olive-green curtain looped back, disclosing several books. 

Height, 72 in.; width, 48 in. Painted for the City in 1903. 

73 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTIN GS 

♦RICHARD RIKER 

1773-1842 

RECORDER OF NEW YORK CITY, 1815, 1819, 182I-23, 1824-38 

ARTIST 
GEORGE WILLOUGHBY MAYNARD, N.A. 
1843- 

A HALF-LENGTH figure, with the right side toward the spectator, 
but with the face turned toward the front. The right hand holds 
a letter, with the elbow resting on a table, over which hangs red 
drapery. In the background is a dark red curtain looped up at the 
right side. 

signed: G. W. MAYNARD AFTER J. FROTHINGHAM 

Height, 38 in.; width, 30 in. Given to the Court in 1904. 

ABRAHAM B. TAPPEN 
-1896 

ARTIST 

IRVING R. WILES 

1861- 

Dressed in a simple suit of black, the head and shoulders of a 
gentleman with white hair and beard is turned a little to the left, 
with his face and eyes in the same direction. 

signed: IRVING R. WILES. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1907. 

JOSIAH INGERSOLL 
1 763- 1 839 

WARDEN OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK, 182O-39 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Dressed in a dark-blue dress coat, buff trousers, white waistcoat 
and ample stock, is the three-quarters-length standing figure of a 
gentleman in the prime of life. He is in full face and his brown 
eyes look directly at the spectator. In his right hand he holds a 
telescope, and with his left he is casually pointing to a full-rigged 
vessel in the extreme left of the background, which consists of a 
calm sea beneath a partly clouded sky. 

Height, 38 in.; width, 33 in. Given to the City in 1908. 

74 




JOHN YOUNG 

BY 
HENRY PETERS GRAY, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 32 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART~PA1NT1NGS 

♦RICHARD RIKER 

RliCORDER OF NEW YOK itiij, 1819, 182I-23, 1824-38 

ARTIST 
Gt -. • WJLLOUGHBY MAYNARD, N.A. 
1843- 

A HALF-i -re, with the right side toward the spectator, 

but wir" led toward the front. The right hand holds 

n !etto ow resting on a table, over which hangs red 

-ickground is a dark red curtain looped up at the 

,. G. W. MAYNARD AFTER J. FROTHINGHAM 

H<"^-'"i' 'vidth -tio in. Given to the Court in 1904. 

ABRAHAM B. TAPPEN 
-1896 

ARTIST 
IRVING R. WILES 

1861 - 

a simple suit of black ' ts of a 

1 white hair and beard !> ui left, 

ad eyes in the same direction. 

signed: IRVING R. WILES. 

width, 25 in. Given to the Court in 1907. 

JOSIAH INGERSOLL 
1763-1839 

OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK, 182O-39 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

D dress coat, buff trousers, white waistcoat 

3 no iree-quarters-length standing figure of a 

fe. He is in full face and his brown 

t'ltor; In his right hand he holds a 

casually pointing to a full-rigged 

■^ickground, which consists of a 

Ya Ml to the City in 1908. 
• A.H ,YA>IO eHHTaq yjjkhh 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

*ROBERT T. HAWS 
1815-1863 

COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1 859-63 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

The head and shoulders of a man dressed in a simple suit of 
black is in front view, with his face turned a little to the right, and 
his eyes looking straight ahead. 

Height, 35 in.; width, 29 in. Given to the City in 1908. 

ERASTUS C. BENEDICT 
1 800- 1 880 

PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 185O-54 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A GRAY-BEARDED man in front view, with his eyes looking 
straight out of the picture, is seated with crossed legs in an easy- 
chair upholstered in red. His clenched right hand rests on his 
knee, and his left holds a letter, the arm lying on a table with a 
yellow cover. A fold of green drapery hangs in the left back- 
ground. 

Height, 46 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the City. 

SIMON BOLIVAR 
1 783-1 830 

A VENEZUELAN GENERAL AND STATESMAN 

ARTIST 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

Dressed in red trousers and a dark-blue coat, with the collar, 
revers, cuffs, and belt richly ornamented with heavy gold braid, 
and with an orange sash about his waist, is the figure of a man in 
nearly front view, with his face to the left, in profile, and his dark 
eyes looking straight ahead. He is seen to the hips, with his left 
hand grasping the pommel of his sword. The head of a rearing 
charger is seen in profile in the left background. 

signed: c. w. j. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. 

75 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT — P AINTI NGS 

ALEXANDER WARFIELD BRADFORD 

1815-1867 

SURROGATE JUDGE, THREE TERMS 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Dressed in a black suit, with silk waistcoat and tie, is the 
figure of a gentleman seated with crossed legs, in a chair uphol- 
stered in green, at the corner of a green-topped table, on which 
lies his left hand holding a bundle of documents. His right hand 
lies in his lap. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. 

JOHN R. BRADY 
1821-1891 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1877-189I 

ARTIST 

THOMAS LE CLEAR, N.A. 

18 18-1882 

Seated in front of a bookcase in a red upholstered armchair, is 
the figure of a gentleman in three-quarters view to the left, with 
his face turned toward the front and the eyes, turned still more, 
look straight out of the picture. His hands rest on his knees. 
In the right background is shown a narrow green curtain. 

signed: t. le clear n.a. 

Height, 50 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the Court. 

HENRY CLAY 

1777-1852 
united states senator 

artist 

UNKNOWN 

Apparently in the act of making a speech, the figure stands in 
front view, with the face slightly turned to the left and the eyes 
looking straight ahead. His left foot is advanced, and his left 
hand rests impressively on a document lying on a dark-colored 
desk, near two books, while his partly closed right hand is held 
before his waist. Behind him is looped a heavy dark-red drapery. 

Height, 90 in.; width, 58 in. 

76 




JOSE ANTONIO PAEZ 

BY 

CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 34 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS PAINTINGS 

ALEXANDER lELD BRADFORD 



bO' 



Sur JUDGE, THREE TERMS 



ARTIST 
\ KNOWN 



Dressed ack Man, with silk waistcoat and tie, is the 

fieure of a '^n seated with crossed legs, m a chair uphol- 

^tered ir ' • corner of a green-topped table, on which 

jies his ! '■' ■■'-' ^ bundle of documents. His right hand 
lies in h: 

Height. -• : >4 !"• 

JOHN R. BRADY 

1821-189! 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COUKl, 1877-189I 

ARTIST 

THOMAS LE rA FAR. N.A. 
1818 

n in front of a bookcase in a tered armchair, ^ 

f a gentleman in three-quarici:, ^ leU, witn 

■ned toward the front >.! the e; si.ll more, 

,t out of the picture nands rest on his knees. 

background is shown a iiarrow green curtain. 

signed: t. le clear n.a. 
Jti, :>6 in. Given to the Court. 

HENRY CLAY 
1777-1852 

UNITED STATES SENATOR 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

^pn^RHNTi V of making a speech, the figure stands in 

■ .htly turned to the left and the eyes 

left foot is advanced, and his left 

,pressivt .cument Iving on a dark-colored 

- ' .. vvnn,. S3>^cl^l:|^0t4J!Ah3526F held 

ind hir: ed a heav^^ark-red drapery. 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— PAI NTINGS 

DE WITT CLINTON 

1 769- 1 828 

PRESIDENT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, 1805-28 

ARTIST 

THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

1 823- 1 890 

The three-quarters length figure of a man, turned slightly to the 
left, with his face and eyes in the same direction, is standing beside 
a table on which his left hand rests on a manuscript near a few 
books. At the left of the figure is seen the red back of a sofa, and 
across the background is a red curtain, which, drawn aside, re- 
veals at the left a dark brown sky. 

Height, 54 in.; width, 39 J in. Given to the City. 



DEWITT CLINTON 

1 769- 1 828 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1803-07; 1809-IO; 181I-I5 

ARTIST 
PARMECELLI 

Against an ample, light-brown drapery is a half-length figure in 
three-quarters view to the right, with his face turned toward the 
front, and his eyes looking directly at the spectator. The hands, 
clasping a book, rest in front of him near a column partly concealed 
by the drapery. 

Height, 31 in.; width, 25 in. Painted for the City. 



CHARLES PATRICK DALY 

1816- 

JUDGE OF COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, 1844-1885 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

The figure of a bearded man in three-quarters view to the left, 
is seen as far as the knees, seated beside a table. His right hand 
rests on his knee and his left arm lies beside books and documents 
on a table with a blue cover. 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the Court. 

77 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOHN GREENWOOD 

1 798- 1 887 

JUDGE OF THE CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1 849-54 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Dressed in black, the three-quarters length figure of a gentle- 
man with black hair and closely cropped iron-gray whiskers is 
seated in an armchair, with his face and eyes toward the front. 
His right arm rests on the arm of a chair with the hand holding a 
letter, and his left arm on the table near boolcs and documents. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. Given to the Court. 

HENRY HUDSON 
-161 1 

AN ENGLISH NAVIGATOR 

ARTIST 

COUNT PULASKI 

This is the head and shoulders of a bearded man in the prime of 
life, in nearly front view. He is dressed in a black doublet, with 
a broad, stiffly starched ruff around his neck, which frames the 
lower part of his face. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 24 in. 

JAMES KENT 

1 763- 1 847 

chief JUSTICE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, 1804-14 
CHANCELLOR, 1814-23 

ARTIST 

REMBRANDT PEALE, N.A. 

I 778- 1 860 

This is a half-length figure dressed in a black coat with high, 
rolling collar. Turned so that his left arm rests easily across the 
back of the red upholstered chair, he faces the spectator, but his 
eyes are raised and turned to the left. A red curtain extending 
across the background is looped up at the left, disclosing several 
books. 

Height, 36 in.; width, 30 in. 

78 




DAVID THOMAS VALENTINE 

BY 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 35 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

JOHN GREENWOOD 
1798-1887 

JUDGE OF THE CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1 849-54 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 



I M I. iti.^^ r\ , 



V, the three-quarters length figure of a gentle- 
ma black hair and closely cropped iron-gray whiskers is 
hair, with his face and eyes toward the front, 
IS on the arm of a chair with the hand holding a 
nd his left arm on the table near books and documents. 

Height, 44 in.; width, 34 in. Given to the Court. 



HENRY HUDSON 
-i6ii 

AN ENGLISH NAVIGATOR 

ARTIST 
COUNT PULASKI 

e head and shoulders of a bearded man in the prime of 
front view. He is dressed in a black doublet, with 
starched ruff around his neck, which frames the 
■i his face. 

■ 1 cigni, 30 in.; width, 24 in. 

JAMES KENT 
1 763- 1 847 

CHIKF JUSTICE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, 1804-I4 
CHANCELLOR, 1814-23 

ARTIST 

REMBRANDT PEALE, N.A. 

1778-1860 

This is a half-length figure dressed in a black coat with high, 
■ ^ so that his left arm rests easily across the 
tered chair, he faces the spectator, but his 
eyes are rai vJ juA turned to ihej'eO. A red curtain extending 
across the baaigW>k^44^Yoop^^^' ' "^ WmR. disclosing several 
books. va 

Height, -K«hX«#iil3J23w ^ajMAHD 

?f n;)Ai .-i:-i? hoij^simdh in hot 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — PAINTINGS 

ROBERT KELLY 

1808-1856 

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1 848-49 

ARTIST 
DANIEL HUNTINGTON 

1 8 16-1906 

Seated in an armchair upholstered in brown, in an attitude of 
dignified ease, is the three-quarters length figure of a man in full 
face, dressed in a simple suit of black. His cheek rests on his 
left hand, supported with his elbow on a table covered with a rich 
Oriental rug, and his right hand lies on the arm of his chair. In 
the left background is shown a large school building. 

signed: D. HUNTINGTON 

Height, 47 in.; width, 37 in. Given to the City. 

JAMES R. MANLEY 
1782-1851 

PRESIDENT STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY, 1 826-27 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

In an oval frame is the head and shoulders of a man with flowing 
white hair. He is dressed in a simple suit of black, with low-cut 
waistcoat and a high white stock. His body is turned slightly to 
the left, with his face toward the front, and his keen eyes turned 
still more, look directly at the spectator. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. 

HENRY A. MOORE 
1 826- 1 896 

JUDGE OF COUNTY COURT, PART I, 1 872-95 

ARTIST 
GEORGIA DOUGLAS 

Dressed in black, is the half-length figure of a gentleman with 
iron-gray hair and black whiskers, seated with his chair drawn 
close up to a table. His body is turned to the left, and his face 
and eyes are in the same direction. His left arm rests on the arm 
of a chair, and his right on a book lying on a table. 

Height, 49 in.; width, 39 in. Given to the Court. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

CALVIN E. PRATT 

1828- 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 2D DEPT., 1 870-96 

ARTIST 

RICHARD CREIFELDS 

1853- 

The three-quarters-length figure of a man with gray beard is 
seated in full face in an easy-chair, on the arms of which are resting 
his hands, with the right one holding a book. In the left back- 
ground is a table, on which are books and documents. 

signed: R. CREIFELDS 

Height, 49^ in.; width, 39J in. Given to the City. 

BERNARD SMYTH 

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1870-72 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Dressed in a simple suit of black, an elderly gentleman, with 
long, full beard, is seated with crossed legs in full face, with his 
eyes turned slightly to the right. He is seen in three-quarters 
length, with his right arm resting on the arm of the chair, and his 
left, holding in the hand an open letter, lies near a tray with cut- 
glass ink bottles, on a table with a red cover. In the left back- 
ground is seen a mass of red drapery. 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the City. 

SELAH B. STRONG 
1 792- 1 872 

JUSTICE OF supreme COURT, 2D DEPT., 1847-49; 1851-60 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

The three-quarters-length figure of a gentleman is seated in an 
easy-chair, with his body turned a little toward the right and with 
his face and spectacled eyes in the same direction. His hands rest 
on the arms of the chair, the left holding a book. In the right back- 
ground is a table, on which lie three law books. 

Height, 50 in.; width, 39 in. Given to the City. 

80 




TOWNSEND HARRIS 

BY 
J. BOGLE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 40 



AINTINGS 

;ATT 

•uRT, 2D DEFT., (870-96 

ARTIST 
vRD CRF 
1853- 

gth figure an with ^ray beard is 

.isy-ch:. ' ms of which are resting 

;t one I .<ook. In the left back- 

ich are xl documents. 

SIGNEI .'l.DS 

Given to the City. 
^ I H 

DUCATION, 1870-72 



A'N 





. k, an elderly 




ssed legs in fu, 


iLiy iv 


He is seen in ...... 


ight ar; 


n the arm of the chair 


he hand 


tter, lies near n 


on a t 


i red cover. 1 



dth, 40 in. Given to the City. 

47-49; 1851-60 



; figure > man is seated in an 

"^xi a liu. I the right and with 

he sam. m. His hands rest 

In the right back- 

/.\9\9\h\\ (ll/IHf^t^WOT 

YH to the City, 

.AM ,3.100a -l 

Of. •l.^A<l 1^^ MOlT'llfllJ^Hd MO I 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— PAINTINGS 

GEORGE THOMSON 

1 827- 1 886 

JUDGE OF CITY COURT OF BROOKLYN, 1 867-72 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A GENTLEMAN with iron-gray hair and beard is sitting with 
crossed legs, slightly turned to the left. He is seen as far as the 
knees, with the thumb of his left hand resting in the pocket of his 
waistcoat, and his right hand hes on a table beside a book and 
documents. 

Height, 43 in.; width, 35 in. Given to the City. 



MICHAEL ULSHOEFFER 

1 793- 1 88 1 

JUDGE OF COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, 1 834-49 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Seated in a red-upholstered armchair is the three-quarters-length 
figure of a gentleman in the prime of life. He is in full face, and 
his arms rest on the arms of the chair. In the background is a table 
covered with blue drapery, on which are piled leather-covered 
books. 

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the Court. 



JOHN WAKEFIELD FRANCIS 

-1861 

member of staff of BELLEVUE HOSPITAL, 1847-61 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

In an oval frame is the head and shoulders of a gentleman in full 
face, with long, thick gray hair, and his large dark eyes look directly 
at the spectator. He is dressed in a simple suit of black, with turn- 
over collar and narrow stock. 

Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. Given to the City. 

81 



MURAL DECORATIONS 



Ami. 



lower part 



ARTISI: 
ASb FREDERIC C 

i^nts New York a- 
The scene is laid 
- ^^'- -entral = 
her sh 



re symbolic 

m white and 

enveloping the 

left hand a 

.=. green, and 

Behind her is 

NV her is a par- 

elopment, seen 

fruits with his 

of wheat. To 

i, nude save for 

pstan, around 

holds aloft a 

ire two 



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WINFIELD SCOTT 

BY 
MINER K. KELLOGG 



FOR nESCRIPTION SFF. PAGE 44 



MURAL DECORATIONS 
AND WHERE PLACED 

CITY HALL 

ALDERMANIC CHAMBER 

NEW YORK CITY RECEIVING THE TRIBUTES 
OF THE NATIONS 

ARTISTS 
TABER SEARS WASHINGTON BRECK 

1870- 1863- 

AND FREDERIC C. MARTIN 

This panel represents New York as the eastern gateway of the 
American Continent. The scene is laid upon a structure symbolic 
of a gateway by the sea. The central figure, robed in white and 
with ample red cloak falling from her shoulders and enveloping the 
lower part of her body, sits enthroned, holding in her left hand a 
scroll. On the left is a standing female figure, robed in green, and 
holding an olive branch and book in her right hand. Behind her is 
a great censer, from which incense rises. Just below her is a par- 
tially draped male figure of powerful muscular development, seen 
from behind, who grasps the handle of a basket of fruits with his 
right hand and carries under his left arm a sheaf of wheat. To 
the right of the central figure reclines a bearded man, nude save for 
a loin-cloth. His right forearm rests upon a capstan, around 
which a cable is coiled, and with his left hand he holds aloft a 
pennant. To the extreme left and right of the group are two 
kneeling female figures carrying the ends of a garland of red roses 
which passes behind the figures. At the foot of the stairway lead- 
ing to the throne, on the right-hand side, stands a female figure, 
seen from behind, wearing a white robe and yellow mantle, hold- 
ing in her left hand a scepter. To her left stands a nude boy, 
whose left hand rests upon a shield bearing the arms of New York 
City; his right grasps a sword. Beneath the arch of the structure 
upon which they stand the sea is seen; to the left a large sail flying 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

the pennant of the United States; to the right masts, sails, and 
Brooklyn Bridge in the distance. 

signed: TABER sears 1903 assisted by GEORGE W. BRECK AND 

FRED C. MARTIN 

An elliptical panel, size 41 ft. 5 in. by 23 ft. 10 in. 
Painted for the City in 1903. 

CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING 

courtroom — NORTH WALL 

JUSTICE 

ATTENDED BY THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND THE FATES 

ARTIST 

EDWARD SIMMONS 

1852- 

The central panel depicts a female figure standing erect, clothed 
in a classic garb of white, with the flag of the United States over 
her left shoulder. In her outstretched arm she holds aloft the 
scales, unevenly balanced; in her right hand a crystal globe, sur- 
mounted by a cross. She stands upon the highest of three marble 
stairs, in front of a brazen door set with nails. Above her head, 
two nude figures hovering in the air, hold aloft the arms of the City 
and the State of New York, emblazoned upon shields. At the base 
of the stairway, each standing with one foot upon the lower step, 
are two figures of children in white tunics; one with a sword, the 
other with a dove. Upon the highest marble step is the inscription : 

JUSTICE 

In the left panel are three male figures clad in classic white 
draperies, and seated upon a marble bench at the base of a great 
column to the right. The figure on the left holds aloft his right 
hand with a broken chain hanging from a handcuff on his wrist. 
The middle figure holds with his right and left hands the wrists of 
his comrades. His face is turned toward the right-hand figure, 
who holds in his left hand a compass, in his right a sphere. Above 
the heads of the three figures are the inscriptions: 

LIBERTY FRATERNITY EQUALITY 

In the right panel are three female figures in classic white dra- 
peries, seated upon a marble bench at the base of a column to the 
left. At the left is the figure of an old woman, her head covered 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON 

BY 
CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 48 



i.ATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A! <..OKAliU 

nt of the Uni he right masts, sails, and 

,.. Bridge in th-^- 

..:,: TABF.R SEAr ISTED BY GEORGE W. BRECK AND 

.. MARTIN 

It. 5 in. by 23 tt. 10 in. 
,MAL COURTS BUILDING 

COURTROOM — NORTH WA.LL 

JUSTICE 

OED BY THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND THE FATES 

ARTIST 

EDWARD SIMMONS 

1852- 

•r.il panel depicts a female figure standing erect, clothed 
irb of white, with the flag of the United States over 
ider. In her p •* '— ' '-^d arm she holds aloft the 
,)ly balanced; hand a crvstal p[lobe, sur- 

,1 cross. She s ' 

■ t of a brazen 
res hovering in 

ofNewYo' ■- .VI uiv uj>c 

-V, each st. 'he lower step, 

f children in white tu i, the 

Upon the highest i; iption: 

JUSTICE 

uiel are three male figures clad in classic white 

ated upon a marble bench at the base of a great 

■ . The figure on the left holds al'oft his right 

chain hanging from a handcuff on his wrist. 

>lds with his right and left hands the wrists of 

face is turned toward the right-hand figure, 

hand a compass, in his right a sphere. Above 

' e figures are the inscriptions: 

FRATERNITY EQUALITY 

hyi-c ; ■ in classic white dra- 

h • of a column to the 

t^025l3T^3t .2AMOHT ' er head covered 

I^IVMAL Y3J23W 83JJIAH3 

8f. rl.JA'l •T.-lr' HOIT'IIH:)'';!*! HOI 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

with a mantle. Stretched across her lap is a thread which she holds 
with her right hand and severs with the shears in her left. Her face 
is in profile to the right. The central figure, with her face turned to 
the left and with her hands far apart, grasps the same thread which 
continues on across the lap of the third figure to a distaff wound 
about with wool held in her left hand. Her smiling face is turned 
upward. A nude infant resting in her lap clasps in its little hand 
the thread. At the end of the thread, on the floor to the left, lies 
a skull. In the lower right-hand corner of the panel is the in- 
scription: 

THE FATES 

and above the heads of the three women: 

SEVERER MEASURER SPINNER 

signed: "EDWARD SIMMONS, 1895. COPYRIGHT 1898." 

Central panel: height, 14 ft 4 in.; width, 6 ft. 7 in. 
Side panels: height, 7 ft.; width, 10 ft. 6>^ in. 

INSCRI PTION 

PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY 

THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY 

SEPTEMBER THE THIRTIETH MDCCCIXCIV 



APPELLATE COURT 

MAIN HALL — NORTH WALL 

TRANSMISSION OF THE LAW 

ARTIST 

HENRY SIDDONS MOWBRAY, N.A. 

1855- 

The frieze along the entire north wall, facing the entrance, de- 
picts the Transmission of the Law. It is composed of a representa- 
tion of The Law herself and of eight historical groups. These 
groups are joined by winged allegorical female figures in classical 
draperies, each of whom holds a narrow scroll. They are sus- 
pended over a dark-blue background decorated with a monogram 
of the word LEX. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

At the extreme left end of the frieze is shown a lofty mountain; 
from the sky above it, two hands holding tablets surrounded by a 
halo of light are extended toward a stately male figure clothed in 
white, with an ample blue scarf over his head. His right hand is 
extended toward the tablets, while his left holds a shepherd's 
crook. On the right, clothed in bright colors, stands a Hebrew 
warrior with spear and shield, holding in his arms a gilt chest. In- 
scription: 

MOSAIC 

In the next group an Egyptian king, in a close-fitting blue and 
gold tunic, and with the royal attributes, sits enthroned. On his 
right hand is an Egyptian warrior with spear and helmet, clad in a 
close-fitting red-and-gold tunic. Inscription: 

EGYPTIAN 

The next group shows a Greek lawgiver, young and bearded, 
seated against the pedestal of two mighty columns. He is en- 
veloped in a brownish pallium, and holds in his left hand a tablet, 
in his right a stylus. Standing at his side, in a green pallium, is a 
Greek orator, bearded and old, grasping in his right hand a scroll, 
and gesticulating with his left. Between them is a bronze image 
of Athena. Inscription: 

GREEK 

There follows, on the left return of the elevator, a Roman em- 
peror, clad in a coat of mail and red cloak, who sits enthroned, 
with a globe in his right hand, a sword in his left. To the left 
stands a Roman soldier in a red mantle with shield and spear. In- 
scription: 

ROMAN 

Above the elevator and opposite the entrance is represented 
"The Law." Clothed in purple and ermine, a female figure sits 
enthroned, holding in her right hand a sword and in her left the 
scales. On each side of her is a winged female figure. They hold 
above her head a tablet inscribed lex and in their other hands 
garlands. 

On the right return of the elevator, robed in purple and gold, 
and seated on a stately throne, is a Byzantine emperor, holding a 
globe in his left hand. To the right, a figure, with shaven tonsure 
and a long blue, red, and gold regalia, holds a scroll in his left hand, 
and in his right, another. Inscription: 

BYZANTINE 

In the next group a Norman king, clothed in purple, blue, red, 
and gold, sits enthroned, his left hand resting on a sword sheathed 




HENRY CLAY 

BY 
P. STAUNTON 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 50 



i.iujuii OF WORKS OF ART — MOKai u r- v.;.. k.."!. i i ON S 

'"ft end of t^ " shown a lofty mountain; 
J it, two hi\ g tablets surrounded by a 
are extended toward a stately male figure clothed in 
ui an ample blue scarf over his head. His right hand is 
i toward the tablets, while his left holds a shepherd's 
V. On clothed in bright colors, stands a Hebrew 
iior wit' shield, holding in his .irms a gilt cheNt. In- 
scription 

MOSAIC 

In Troup an Egyptian king, irr a close-littmg blue and 

goli : with the royal attributes, sits enthroned. On his 

an Egyptian warrior with spear and helmet, clad in a 
:,- red-and-gold tunic. Inscription: 

EGYPTIAN 

group shows a Greek lawgiver, young and bearded, 
list the pedestal of two mighty columns. He is en- 
n a brownish pallium, and holds in his left hand a tablet, 
ht a stylus. Standing at his side, in a green pallium, is a 
ator, bearded and old, grasping in his right hand a scroll, 
iculating with his left. Between them is a bronze image 
Ki. Inscription: 

GREEK 

follows, on the left tk 
' in a coat of n^ ' 
e in his right 
Roman soldier in a red manue with shieid *i 

ROMAN 

■ the elevator and opposite the entrance is represented 

Clothed in purple and ermine, a female figure sits 

iiolding in her right hand a sword and in her left the 

each side of her is a winged female figure. They hold 

'iead a tablet inscribed lex and in their other hands 

return of the elevator, robed in purple and gold, 
t stately throne, is a Byzantine emperor, holding a 
hand. To the right, a figure, with shaven tonsure 
red, and gold regalia, holds a scroll in his left hand, 
.Tnother. Inscription: 

BYZANTINE 

I" 'h lYcAdOlnYJlMHH thed in purple, blue, red, 

is lel^ali*ind re -vord sheathed 

WOTMU8W8 .1 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

in a red scabbard, his right resting upon a sealed document, the 
end of which is grasped by a knight dressed in a red helmet and 
a coat of mail reaching to the ankles. A sword hangs from his 
girdle and he holds a lance and shield, ornamented with the three 
lions rampant. Inscription: 

NORMAN 

Then follows Common Law. A laborer, in sleeveless brown tunic 
and blue breeches, bearing a scythe in his right hand, faces the 
spectator. He clasps with his left hand the left hand of a king. 
The latter, seen from the rear, wears a long scarlet-and-gold man- 
tle, lined with ermine, and has a sword in his right hand. They 
stand before a sort of Gothic altar, upon which the scroll of a 
charter is seen. Inscription: 

COMMON LAW 

The last group. Modern Law, shows two modern lawyers in black 
robes. The one to the left holds a book, the other a document. 
To the right the Capitol at Washington is seen in the distance 
amidst trees. Inscription: 

modern law 
signed: h. siddons mowbray. — copyright, 1899. 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 62 ft. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



main hall— east WALL 

JUSTICE 

ARTIST 

ROBERT REID, N.A. 

1862- 

In the panel of the east wall, the central figure is a female, clad 
in an ermine robe, lined with red, with a purple scarf. She sits 
enthroned in a classic landscape, rich in foliage, with blue moun- 
tains in the background. She holds a sword in her right hand and 
scales in her left, with an open book on her knees. On each side of 
her is a winged female figure, seated and clothed in rich purple and 
green brocade. The one on the left suckles an infant, the other, 
on the right, holds two cornucopias. Next to these female figures 
are two standing male figures dressed in classic robes, representing 
"Peace" to the left, in purple, and "Prosperity" to the right, in 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

green. The next group to the left is "Education." A male 
figure, clothed in white with a purple scarf, is teaching a nude 
youth from a large book, while to the left "Religion," a standing 
female figure with a surplice over her white robe, holds a lamp in 
her left hand and in her right an open book. To the left stands a 
female figure in a green robe leaning on a spear. 

At the other end of the frieze, to the right of "Prosperity," 
is a group representing the " Fine Arts." A female figure stands 
clothed in white with an ample purple scarf, holding before her a 
mask. Next to the right is a female figure dressed in white, with 
her hands resting on a harp, and next, at the end of the panel, is a 
standing winged male figure, semi-nude. 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 19 ft. 5 in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

The south wall, to the left of the entrance, continues the pre- 
ceding group. The first figure, to the left, is "Poetry," seen full 
face and holding a scroll; the second is " Painting," in clinging white 
draperies, seen from behind, holding brushes and palette; the third 
is "Sculpture," a male figure in garb of coarse material; the fourth, 
a female figure facing the beholder, is "Architecture," bearing a 
compass and a plan. Further to the right is the seated winged figure 
of "Fame," holding a wreath in her right hand. A palm branch 
is in her lap, and her left hand encircles a kneeling youthful figure. 
On the extreme right of the panel is the profile figure of a young 
man bearing a banner. 

signed: COPYRIGHT 1899 ROBERT REID 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 8 ft. io>^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



MAIN HALL — SOUTH WALL 

EQUITY 

ARTIST 
CHARLES YARDLEY TURNER, N.A. 

1850- 

1n the lunette of the south wall, to the left of the entrance, 
" Equity " is represented as a winged female figure standing at the 
base of a mighty column. She is robed in red and her ample 
green cloak is thrown back. Her outstretched right arm holds a 

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GEORGE BRINTON McCLELLAN 

BY 
WILLIAM H. POWELL, A.N. A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 53 



)RKS OF ART— MURAL DECORATIONS 

next group to the left is "Education." A male 
•d in V i purple scarf, is teaching a nude 

,,, J large i ^ to the left "Religion," a standing 

^ure with .i e over her white robe, holds a lamp in 

light an open book. ^'- *'^" '^'"^ ..r^^r^A^, a 
robe leaning on a spe: 
ut the frieze, to the right 
..ting the "Fine Arts." A fen^ ,, ds 

with an ample purple scarf, holding before her a 
I! the right is a female figure dressed m white, with 

I ■; on a harp, and next, at the end of the panel, is a 

male figure, semi-nude. 

t. 8 in.; width, 19 ft. 5 in. 

. - 1 he- C\tv in i Fic'iO. 

ii, to the lett of the entrance, contmues the pre- 

The first figure, to the left, is "Poetry," seen full 

ling a scroll; the second is " Painting," in clinging white 

r^n from be! ■ ' ' '• "■ '---i-- — ^ -^'ette; the third 

.."a male .il ; the fourth, 

are facing tiie bei 

apian. Further'. 

holding a wreath 

d her left h 

_ right of t; 
mav oanner. 

SIGNEr 

H .; width, 8 ft. 1 

P ity in 1899. 



■'<': a 
ire 



■, v--.-Q,^iiTH WALL 



EQUITY 

ARTIST 

C; YARDLEY TURNER, N.A. 

1850- 

»f the '=;oi!^b wall, to the left of the entrance, 

mJjy3^}^<yirm^^Si6m^ f-t"? ample 

back, ''fter outstretched right arm holds a 

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globe, her left, a sheathed sword. To the left, sits a nude child 
holding the scales. Inscription: 

EQUITY 
signed: COPYRIGHT BY C. Y. TURNER — 1 899 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 2 ft. 7 in. (at base). 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



MAIN HALL — SOUTH WALL 

LAW 

ARTIST 

CHARLES YARDLEY TURNER, N.A. 

1850- 

The lunette of the south wall, to the right of the entrance, repre- 
sents " Law," a similar winged figure in a red robe and green mantle, 
standing with left hand outstretched and right pointing to a scroll 
with the inscription lex. On the right is a seated nude child 
holding a mirror. Inscription: 

LAW 

signed: copyright by c. y. turner — 1899 



Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 2 ft. 8 in. (at base). 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



MAIN HALL — WEST WALL 

JUSTICE 

ARTIST 

WILLARD LEROY METCALF 

1858- 

The subject of this panel is the practical administration of jus- 
tice through law and equity. The central group is arranged about 
a marble exedra, with standards at either end, in the midst of a 
wooded landscape with a promontory and an arm of the sea in the 
distance. A winged female figure in a white robe and blue mantle, 
wearing a golden breastplate, stands in front of the seat in the 
center of the exedra, holding with both hands a sword. To the 



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left Stands a nude boy with a tablet inscribed justitia; to the 
right another boy holding aloft the scales. Seated at the left end 
of the exedra is a female figure in a rich brocaded robe, trimmed 
with ermine, her left arm supports a large book upon her knees, 
and her right elbow rests upon the arm of the exedra, upon which 
a peacock is perched. 

Near the left end of the exedra a female figure, with her head 
crowned with long red hair, is bowed to the earth, and her nude 
body is enveloped with transparent red draperies. Behind her 
stands a male figure in Greek armor, spear in hand, his right arm 
is stretched over the figure of a seated woman with upturned face 
and a nude boy reclining against her knee. To the extreme left 
are two cloaked figures. At the right end of the exedra sits a 
female figure partly robed in brocade and holding a crystal globe. 
At her feet a draped female figure bends over and bewails the 
corpse of a man. Next to the right, kneels a female figure with 
clasped hands, and behind her stands a male figure with bound 
hands and bowed head, and to the right a warrior in classic armor 
is seen from the rear leaning on his spear. 

signed: COPYRIGHT 1 899 BY W. L. METCALF 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 19 ft. 5 in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



MAIN HALL — SOUTH WALL 

BANISHMENT OF DISCORD 

ARTIST 

WILLARD LEROY METCALF 

1858- 

This is a continuation of the preceding. To the extreme left 
of the panel, an almost nude female figure, horned and with flut- 
tering red hair, flees before a youth, nude to the waist, swinging a 
scourge. She holds in her right hand a knife, in her left a torch. 
In the group to the right, a partly kneeling male figure holds by a 
leash two hounds struggling to get away. An erect female figure 
in classic armor with a shield stands in a protecting attitude over 
the figure of a scantily clad woman sitting at her feet. Behind them 
a female, nude, is discharging an arrow at the first-mentioned figure. 
The head and outstretched arm of a child are seen at the extreme 
right of the panel. 

Height, 3 ft. 8 in.; width, 8 ft. 10^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

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BY 
THOMAS HICKS, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 56 



ATM HKS OF ART— MURAL DECORATIONS 

ov with a tablet inscribed justitia; to the 

■es. Seated at the left end 

. ich brocaded robe, trimmed 

>rts a large book upon her knees, 

i he arm of the exedra, upon which 

■xedra a female figure, with her head 

/, is bowed to the earth, and her nude 

: transparent red draperies. Behind her 

• n Greek armor, spear in hand, his right arm 

figure of a seated woman with upturned face 

inmg against her knee. To the extreme left 

.flares. At the right end of the exedra sits a 

ly robed in brocade and holding a crystal globe. 

aped female figure bends over and bewails the 

Next to the right, kneels a female figure with 

ad behind her stands a male figure with bound 

• head, and to the r"' ' > u w-rJor in classic armor 

car leaning on his 5 

n: copyright 1899 BY W. L. metcalf 

. 8 in.; width, 19 (' 



VAIN HALL — b<.' 

BANISHMENT 

WILLARD LEROY METCALF 
1858- 

. oi the preceding. To the extreme left 

nude female figure, horned and with fiut- 

•re a youth, riude to the waist, swinging a 

er right hand a knife, in her left a torch. 

In it, a partly kneeling male figure holds by a 

le;' iling to get away. * ret female figure 

in hield stands in a ■ = !^ ittitude over 

th ' A'oman sitting a "nd them 

a 1 ;-; an arrf"\ ii >' ...cd figure. 

Tl arm of at the extreme 

right ' 

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COURTROOM — EAST WALL 

JUSTICE OF THE LAW 

ARTIST 

EDWARD SIMMONS 

1852- 

In the center of the panel to the left, a female figure, robed in 
white, stands before a throne in a golden, semicircular apse of the 
wall. Her right hand rests on the shoulder of a youthful female 
figure with her face in profile to the left and enveloped in rich bro- 
cade, the front of which gathered up in her left hand is filled with 
fruits. Her left hand extends behind a similar figure leaning toward 
her and pressing with her left arm a dove against her breast. In 
the left foreground is a woman robed in black, holding an infant 
to her breast with her right hand, while her left rests on the fruit, 
and her eyes look upward. Behind her is seen a male figure in red 
shirt and leather apron, with uplifted left hand. 

At the base of the marble steps sits a rosy, fair-haired infant, 
who caresses a guinea pig with its right hand, and with its left, 
a rabbit. In the right side of the panel, a male figure of power- 
ful muscular development, seen from the rear, leans forward in a 
threatening attitude, but he is restrained by the blue-robed figure 
standing just beyond, who with her hands grasps his wrist and 
shoulder. 

In the upper part of the painting, hovering over the central figure, 
are two nude children, one holding a book and a vessel, the other 
a book and wreath. In the foreground of the panel, to the extreme 
right and left, are two boys with shields and fasces. The scene is 
laid in a hall with blue-and-gold mosaics and gleaming marble 
floors. 

signed: copyright by edward simmons 1899 

Height, 10 ft. 6 in.; width, 9 ft. 10^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

inscription 

justice stands flanked by peace at her left . PLENTY AT 

her right, 
peace recoils from brute force withheld by fear . plenty 

assists the needy . 

LABOR BEHIND HER HAILS JUSTICE . MERCY (a CHILD) IN 
THE FOREGROUND . 

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COURTROOM — EAST WALL 

SEAL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

ARTIST 

GEORGE WILLOUGHBY MAYNARD, N.A. 

1843- 

The two subjects on either side of the three large panels repre- 
sent the Seals of the City and State of New York. That of the 
City, on the left, shows in the shield the wings of a windmill, two 
beavers and two casks, with the inscription, Manhattan. This 
shield is set upon a decorative escutcheon, against which two seated 
figures lean. The figure on the left is dressed in the costume of a 
sailor, holding in his right hand a sounding-line, in his left, a mast 
with cross-trees. On the right is the figure of an Indian, nude to 
the waist, bearing in one hand bow and arrows, in the other, a 
string of wampum. On either side is a flagstaff with floating 
pennant. The one to the left bears a tablet with the inscription 
MDCLXxxvi, the year in which the Dongan charter of New York 
City was granted, the other a similar tablet, with the inscription 
MCM, the date of the completion of the Court House. 

signed: copyright by geo. w. maynard — 1899 

Height, 4 ft. 3 in.; width, 14 ft. 7 in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 



courtroom — EAST WALL 

THE POWER OF THE LAW 

ARTIST 

EDWIN HOWLAND BLASHFIELD, N.A. 

1848- 

The panel to the right represents The Power of the Law. In the 
center a heroic female figure in white vestments, with golden breast- 
and shoulder-plates, standing before a seat, is in the act of drawing a 
sword from its sheath. Two female figures in transparent draperies, 
hovering in the air, hold a crown over her head. Before her a kneel- 
ing female figure in modern gray garb, holds a document in her up- 
raised left hand. The first figure on the left is a Roman magis- 
trate, in richly embroidered green toga, who holds a scroll. To the 

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SETH LOW 

BY 
WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 62 



ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 
COURTROOM — EAST WALL 

'^ THE •. ; r OF NEW YORK 

ST 
GEORGE WT i.,3Y MAYNARD v a 

•843- 

vvo subjects on either side of the three large panels repre- 

Seals ^ ;ty and State of New York. That of the 

(1 the le^ in the shield the wings of a windmill, two 

ers and , with the inscription, Manhattan. This 

J is set ujK. 'rative escutcheon, against which two seated 

v'S lean. 1 e on the left is dressed in the costume of a 

'■, holdir right hand a sounding-line, in his left, a mast 

a. cross-t; ■> the right is the figure of an Indian, nude to 

ihe waist, ! one hand bow and arrows, in the other, a 

Vig of w. On either side '^agstaff with floating 

lant. 1 to the left bears with the inscription 

DCLXXXVi, ir in which the D .:er of New York 

ity was gra... .,, .he other a similar ...lmw *'"' inscription 

■ACM, the date of the completion of the Court 

signed: copyrigh 

Height, 4 ft. 3 in.; width 
Painted fo- ^' ' •"" •- :-- - 



COURTROOM — EAST 

THE POWER OF THE LAW 

artist 
edwin howland blashfield, n.a. 

1848- 

N The Power of -. In the 

^ ' ,, le vestments, wi t hreast- 

standing before a seat, is in the ac ^ a 

i I1. Two female figures in transparcm uupenes, 

'lold a crown over her head. Before her a kneel- 

'leiiWOJ. HtTHaiolds a document in her up- 

'itsi ii!j,Ya ..n the left is a Roman magis- 



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left is seen the head and shoulders of a man in wig and scarlet 
robe. Further to the left is a male figure in a black robe, holding 
a book inscribed civil law. To the right of the central figure 
stands a bearded figure in a richly embroidered robe. He holds a 
book in his right hand. Next on the right is a figure in a rich 
purple-and-gold stole, with a bishop's mitre, holding a crozier in 
his left hand. To the extreme right is a figure in a black robe, 
clasping a book with the inscription, common law. In the lower 
corners of the panel, two fair-haired children support shields con- 
taining the seals of the Court of Appeals. The one to the left is 
inscribed, uphold the right; the other, prevent the wrong. 
The background is a blue field with heraldic devices, with a golden 
mosaic in the center. 

signed: copyright 1899 by edwin howland blashfield 

Height, 10 ft. 6 in.; width, 9 ft. 10^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

inscription 

THE LAW draws HER SWORD IN BEHALF OF APPEAL; ON EITHER 

side SHE IS SVPPORTED BY MAGISTRATES AND FIGVRES TYPIFYING 
ROMAN LAW, CANON LAW, AND COMMON (aNGLO-SAXON) LAW. 



COURTROOM — EAST WALL 

WISDOM 

ARTIST 

HENRY OLIVER WALKER, N.A. 

1843- 

In the center of the panel a female figure, clad in a white robe 
and a green mantle, and with her arms outstretched, descends 
the stairway of a throne between two mighty columns. To the 
right, a nude and winged child descends before her. In the fore- 
ground, to the left, sits a youthful male figure, partially draped in 
a purple cloak, his hands clasped and his eyes cast upon the ground. 
To the left a winged male figure, partially draped in a blue cloak, 
gently touches him with his left hand and with his right points 
upward. Between this and the central figure are seen in profile, 
in red robes, two female figures. In the foreground, to the right, 
sits a female figure in a red robe, with her face turned upward to 
the left, and holding an open scroll across her lap. Above her, 

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seen in profile, is the figure of a bearded old man leaning upon a 
staff. Beside him is a female figure with folded hands, and to the 
extreme right are the head of a boy and the figure of a girl in a 
green cloak. 

signed: COPYRIGHT 1 899 BY HENRY OLIVER WALKER 

Height, 10 ft. 6 in.; width, 9 ft. 10^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

INSCRIPTION 

WISDOM 

ATTENDED BY LEARNING EXPERIENCE HUMILITY AND LOVE 

AND BY FAITH PATIENCE DOUBT AND INSPIRATION 



DOTH NOT WISDOM CRY 

AND UNDERSTANDING PUT FORTH HER VOICE 

BY ME PRINCES RULE AND NOBLES 

EVEN ALL THE JUDGES OF THE EARTH 



COURTROOM — EAST WALL 

SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 

ARTIST 

GEORGE WILLOUGHBY MAYNARD, N.A. 

1843- 

To the right of the three large panels is the Seal of the State of 
New York. It shows in the shield a sun rising over three mountains 
and in the foreground the sea with two vessels. Beneath is the 
motto EXCELSIOR. The shield is placed upon an escutcheon deco- 
rated with garlands. On each side is a seated female figure. The 
one on the left holding aloft a Phrygian cap upon a staff; the one on 
the right is blindfolded and bears the sword and scales. As in the 
previous panel, there are two flagstaffs; one with the inscription 
MDCCLxxvii, the year of the adoption of the constitution of New 
York State, the other mcm. 

signed: COPYRIGHT BY GEO. W. MAYNARD — 1899 

Height, 4 ft. 3 in.; width, 14 ft. 7 in. 
Painted for the City in 1899. 

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DANIEL D. WHITNEY 

BY 
THOMAS JENSEN 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 64 



ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

3 bearded old man leaning upon a 
-e with folded hands, and to the 
loy and ''^^ ^'--z.ure of a girl in a 

ENRY OLIVER WALKER 

; in. 



PTION 

WISDOM 
XPERIENCE HUMILITY AND LOVE 
DOUBT AND INSPIRATION 

!K)TH NOT WISDOM CRY 

TANDING PUT FORTH HER VOICE 

EARTH 



ige panels is the Seal of the State of 

eld a sun rising over three mountains 

i with two vessels. Beneath is the 

I is placed upon an escutcheon deco- 

' side is a seated female figure. The 

Phrygian cap upon a staff; the one on 

ars the sword and scales. As in the 

' " one with the inscription 

the constitution of New 

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COURTROOM — WEST WALL 

THE REIGN OF LAW 

ARTIST 

KENYON COX, N.A. 

1856- 

The panel to the extreme left on the west wall represents Com- 
mon Law. (14 ft. 7 in. long, by 4 ft. 3 in. high.) In the center of 
the picture is a seated female figure dressed in white with a blue 
mantle. She holds a sealed document in her right hand, and her 
left hand rests on her knee. On each side of her is a nude boy, bear- 
ing a fascis. To the left is a half-reclining female figure in white 
with a green mantle and holding in her hand an endless chain. 
At the right end of the panel, robed in yellow and red, reclines a 
female figure holding scales. In the center of the panel, on the ex- 
treme right of the west wall (14 ft. 3 in. long by 4 ft. 3 in. high), is 
a female figure, who points with her right hand to a book of statutes 
resting on her lap. She is attended on the left by a nude boy bear- 
ing the ballot box, on the right by another leaning upon a sheathed 
sword. To the left of the bearer of the ballot box sits a female 
figure clothed in red. Her left arm reposes upon an opened bird 
cage. Her right hand holds a staff surmounted by a red Phrygian cap. 
To the right of the central group is an armed female figure half re- 
clining, and enveloped in a purple cloak. She holds in her left hand 
an oak bough. The panel to the left of the judges' dais (9 ft. lof in. 
long, by 4 ft. 3 in. high) is a half- reclining yellow-robed female 
figure with a wreath of wheat ears about her head. Her left arm 
rests upon a hamper full of bread, while with her right she places 
a loaf of bread into the hand of a seated male, nude, of powerful 
proportions, whose left hand rests upon a hammer. To the right of the 
dais (9 ft. I of in. long, by 4 ft. 3 in. high), a reclining female figure 
in red-and-blue vestments holds in her right hand an olive branch, 
and with her left hand points to two doves in the upper left-hand 
corner. To the right is a seated nude male figure, wearing the 
winged helmet and sandals. His left hand grasps an oar, his right 
a bag of treasure. 

signed: COPYRIGHT 1 898 BY KENYON COX 

Painted for the City in 1898. 

INSCRIPTION 

LAW REIGNS 
JUS LEX 

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COURTROOM — NORTH AND SOUTH WALLS 

THE JUDICIAL AND OTHER VIRTUES 

ARTIST 

JOSEPH LAUBER 

1855- 

Beginning at the left corner of the south wall, is the figure of a 
woman in a red robe and golden breastplate, who sits enthroned, 
holding in her right hand a scepter and in her left a tablet, resting 
upon the arm of the throne, with the following inscription: 

DILIGITE JUSTITIAM QUI JUDICATIS TERRAM 

The next is a semi-kneeling figure in a blue robe, holding in her right 
hand a mirror. The next is the seated figure of an aged and power- 
ful man, with long white beard, enveloped in a red mantle. On 
his knee rests a scroll; his left hand holds a skull and his right a 
sprig of apple blossom; then comes a nude boy, represented as 
David, his right hand grasping the sling^ and then a similar figure 
standing erect with sword and shield. The next figure is a seated 
old man in a red robe with white beard and hair. His body is nude 
to the waist, and his fingers are active in disputation. At his side 
is a vessel containing scrolls. Then follows a semi-kneeling female 
figure robed in yellow and bearing in her left hand a torch and in 
her right a tablet with the inscription: 

FAX MENTIS INCENDIUM GLORI/E 

At the right end of the wall is the figure of a woman robed in white, 
yellow and purple, and seated upon a marble throne. Her left 
hand holds a compass, her right is extended in gesture. 

In the left corner of the north wall is a seated female figure with 
a red mantle covering her head, in her hands a bridle and bit. The 
next figure to the right is depicted as a young Roman. He rests 
upon one knee, his right hand supporting a tablet inscribed lex, 
his left hand holds a sword. Then follows a green-robed female fig- 
ure on one knee, holding in her hands a transparent sphere, through 
which she gazes. The next is a nude boy, standing in easy posture. 
He holds in his left hand a scroll, while with his right he makes a 
gesture, in the act of pleading. Following this is a similar figure in a 
firm posture, represented as drawing a veil across his mouth. The 
next is a seated female in green robe bending over a book; at her 
feet are several tomes. Then comes a kneeling nude youth, who 
holds in his right hand two swords together by the blades, in his 
left the fascis. The last figure in the right-hand corner is a youth- 
ful nude figure seated upon a marble throne. His right hand rests 

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ARTIST 
'SFPH LAUBER 
1855- 

:. corner of the south wall, is the figvii 
nd golden breastplate, who 5' 

id a scepter and in her left a , 

iirone, with the following inscription: 

STITIAM QUI JUDICATIS TERRAM 



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f an aged and power- 
; a red mantle. On 


his left hand holds 


a .skull and his right a 


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^ ^ UJ 'ENTIS INCl 

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o ' he wall is the f- e, 

•, and seated Uj eft 

iTipass, her right i- sture. 

■ner of the north wuii i- u ..^ai^u female figure with 

ering her head, in her hands a bridle and bit. The 

is depicted as a young Roman. He rests 

I hand supporting a tablet inscribed lex, 

Then follows a green-robed female fig- 

ler hands a transparent sphere, through 

:■; a nude boy, standing in easy posture. 

v)ll, while with his right h a 

Fnllowing this is a similar : ,^ . ma 

ng a veil across his mouth. The 

' bending over a book; at her 

:i kneeling nude youth, who 

two s\ ' her by the blades, in his 

■ ^'fijure i.. t-hand corner is a youth- 

) a marl ne. His right hand rests 

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upon an unsheathed sword, his left upon two volumes, the upper- 
most being inscribed lex suprema, the lower lex civitatis. 

signed: jos. lauber copyright 1899 

Height, 3 ft. 3^^ in. ; width of each of four corner figures, 3 ft. 6^ in. 
Width of each of the other figures on south wall, 2 ft. i J in.; on 
north wall, i ft. 3I in. 

Painted for the City in 1899. 



COURTROOM 

STAINED GLASS 
artist 

D. MAITLAND ARMSTRONG, A.N.A. 
1836- 

The dome and the windows in the north and south walls of the 
Courtroom consist of stained glass in designs of fruit, leaves and 
flowers, interwoven with heraldic devices. The prevailing colors 
are green and yellow. 

signed: MAITLAND ARMSTRONG FECIT 1 899 
INSCRIPTIONS — WINDOWS 



LEGVM 


LEGVM 


NEQVE 


MINISTRI 


OMNES SERVI 


PERFRINGI 


MAGISTRATVS 


SVMVS 


POTENTIA 


LIVINGSTON 


MARCY 


JAY 


LVX 


JUS 


LEX 


BVTLER 


OGDEN 


O'CONOR 


LEGVM 


JUS CIVILE 


NEQVE 


INTERPRETES 


NEQVE INFLECTI 


ADVLTERARI PECVNIA 


JVDICES 


GRATIA 


DEBET 


HAMILTON 


VAN BUREN 


CLINTON 


LEX 


LVX 


jvs 


KENT 


FISH 
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COURTROOM — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTION — DOME 



STORY 

CHOATE 

EXCELSIOR 

PINKNEY 

TANEY 

EXCELSIOR 



MARSHALL 
WEBSTER 
EXCELSIOR 



SHAW 

LEGARE 

EXCELSIOR 

BARRETT 

VAN BRUNT 

RUMSEY 



DE WITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL 



OPENING OF THE ERIE CANAL 

ARTIST 

CHARLES YARDLEY TURNER, N.A. 

1850- 

* ENTERING THE MOHAWK VALLEY 

In an extensive Autumn landscape is shown a group of eight 
persons, five gentlemen and three ladies, all but one standing on 
the prow of a canal boat decorated with garlands of Autumn 
leaves. The figure to the right, a tall man in a dark green over- 
coat, has standing by his side a lady dressed in purple. To the 
left is seated a lady dressed in red, with a long white fichu and 
holding over her head a red parasol. Behind and to the left of her 
are grouped the other five figures, dressed in various colors of 
purple, green and blue. Above them, on a stone pier, is a young 
man reclining against a beam. 

signed: copyright by C. Y. turner — 1905. F. C. STAHR — 

ASSISTANT 

Height, 12 ft. II in.; width, 15 ft. 6^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1905. 

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CHARLES A. SCHIEREN 

BY 
RICHARD CREIFELDS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 69 





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INSCRIP aOME 




MARSHALL 




vS EBSTER 




' XCELSIOR 


STOR" 


SHAW 


CHOM 


LEGARE 


EXCt: 


EXCELSIOR 


PIN: 


BARRETT 




VAN BRUNT 




RUMSEY 



TT CL .HOOL 

OPENING OF 



HARLES 



NTERING THE MO! 



^itumn land^ ■ iiwwn a group of eight 

n and three . all but one standing on 

boat decorated with garlands of Autumn 

the right, a tall man in a dark green over- 

his side a lady dressed in purple. To the 

sed in red, with a long white fichu and 

d parasol. Behind and to the left of her 

five figures, dressed in va- " ot 

.\|-,/>\;p them, on n stnm^ r :n£f 

TURNER— 1905. F. C. STAHR— 
^IbTANT 

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* THE MARRIAGE OF THE WATERS 

This is a group consisting of about twenty figures of gentlemen 
standing on the prow of a canal boat, the side of which is decor- 
ated with an American flag. To the left is a gentleman holding 
high a bucket, from which he is pouring water over the side of the 
boat. Just to the right stands a keg labeled "Water of Lake 
Erie," and next to this a table covered with an ample red cloth on 
which stand several bottles. The rest of the gentlemen, several 
of whom are in the uniforms of various nations, stand grouped be- 
hind the table on a series of steps, and above their heads floats a 
banner on which the seal of the City of New York is conspicuous. 
In the background are many vessels profusely decorated with the 
flags of all nations. 

signed: COPYRIGHT BY C. Y. TURNER — 1905. F. C. STAHR. ASST. 

Height, 12 ft. II in.; width, 15 ft. 6^ in. 
Painted for the City in 1906. 



COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



*THE GRADUATE 

ARTIST 

EDWIN HOWLAND BLASHFIELD, N.A. 

1848- 

In the center, clothed in pale blue draperies, a colossal female 
figure is seated on a white marble throne and holds the earth in 
her hands. A fire burns on a low altar at her feet. On the marble 
steps leading to the throne stands a young man wearing a college 
gown. He holds a lighted torch in his right hand and in his left 
an academic cap. To the right stands the figure of a woman dressed 
in a richly-embroidered blue gown and a red Phrygian cap. Her 
left hand, holding a diploma, is extended towards the young man, 
while with her right she points upward. Further down the steps, 
to the right, stands a female figure robed in red and holding in her 
right hand a sword and in her left a scourge, resting on her shoulder. 
Seated in a semicircle on either side of the central figure are ten 
female figures dressed in white and pale yellow, and two on each 
side wearing red mantles. Below these, on either side, is a group 
of seated male figures dressed in various colors (purple, blue and 
red). Still further below, at the left, is a group of young men 

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dressed in modern costumes of people in various walks of life. On 
the opposite side is a group of young men, some of them wearing 
college gowns and others college athletic costumes. In the upper 
part of the painting, on either side, partly enveloped in clouds of 
smoke arising from the altar, are two groups of children, the one 
at the left holding an open volume, the one at the right a glass 
retort. The background of the upper part of the painting consists 
of dark purple tree trunks and foliage against a blue sky. 

signed: designed and executed by 

edwin rowland blashfield i907-08 

his assistants were alonzo e. foringer and vincenzo 

aderente 

Height, 22 ft.; width, 41 ft. 
Painted for the City in 1908. 

INSCRIPTION 

DOTH*NOT*WlSDOM*CRY * * * SHE*STANDETH*ON*THE*TOP*OF*HIGH 
PLACES, BY*THE*WAY*IN*THE*PLACES*OF*THE*PATHS.*SHE*CRIETH*AT 
*THE*GATES,*AT*THE*ENTRY*OF*THE*CITY, AT*THE* COMING* IN* AT* 

THE*DOORS 



WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL 

STAINED GLASS WINDOW 

One of the windows in the lobby is of stained- glass, in the centre 
of which is a bust portrait of Goethe with the face in profile to the 
right. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
GOETHE 

•PRESENTEDTO- 

•THE- 

• WADLEIGH ■ HIGH • SCHOOL • 

•BY- 

•THE -CLASS OF- 1907^ 




ANDREW H. GREEN 

BY 
B. KRAMER SCHEIRO 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 73 



OF WORKS OF ART — MURAL DECORATIONS 

dressed in modern costumes of people in various walks of life. On 
the opposite side is a group of young men, some of them wearing 
college gowns and others college athletic costume?. In the upper 
part of the painting, on either side, partly en m clouds of 

smoke arising from the '' - groups -m > r.uulren, the one 

at the left holding nn r le one at the right a glass 

retort. The back or pan 



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BY 
COUNT PULASKI 

FOR nr-SCRIPTlON SEF. PAGE 78 



SCULPTURE 
BATTERY PARK ^^ 

*JOHN ERICSSON 

1803-1889 

INVENTED THE MONITOR IN 1 862 

ARTISTS 
JONATHAN SCOTT HARTLEY, N.A. SCULPTOR 

1845- 

AND 

F. E. WALLIS, ARCHITECT 

Wearing an overcoat open, showing a tightly buttoned frock- 
coat beneath, a bronze figure, heroic size, stands with the left foot 
advanced and the knee slightly bent. His face and eyes are to 
the front and he holds before him, with his left hand, a small model 
of a "monitor," while his right, holding a mass of papers covered 
with mechanical drawings, hangs at his side. On each side of the 
polished granite pedestal, below the surbase, is a rectangular 
bronze tablet representing respectively in low relief: A monitor 
and another battleship in action; battleship "Princeton" under 
full sail; various mechanical devices, and firemen using an engine 
at a fire. 

signed: J. S. HARTLEY. SCULP: F. E. WALLIS. ARCH: 

inscriptions 



• THE • CITY • OF • NEW • YORK • 

ERECTS • THIS • STATUE • TO ■ THE 

MEMORY ■ OF • A • CITIZEN • WHOSE 

• GENIUS ■ HAS ■ CONTRIBUTED • 
• TO • THE • GREATNESS ■ OF • THE • 
• REPUBLIC • AND • THE ■ PRO 
GRESS ■ OF • THE ■ WORLD ' • 



APRIL • 26 • 1893 



ON • JULY • 31 • 1803 • JOHN • ERICSSON • WAS 

• BORN • IN • LANGSBANSHYTTAN • SWEDEN • 
• DIED • IN • NEW • YORK • MARCH • 8 • 1889 • 

105 



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BOWLING GREEN 

ABRAHAM DE PEYSTER 

1658-1728 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 169I-95 
ACTING-GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 170I 

ARTIST 

GEORGE EDWIN BISSELL 

1839- 

Dressed in an ample cloak over an eighteenth century costume 
is a seated figure in bronze, heroic size, on a simple granite pedestal. 
His face, framed by a wig with long curls, is turned to the right 
with the eyes looking straight ahead. His right hand rests on his 
thigh and his left arm, extending across his breast, is supported on 
the pommel of his sword, with the hand clasping a partly unrolled 
document. 

signed: GEO. E. BISSELL SCULPTOR 1896. 
INSCRIPTIONS 

Abraham de Peyster 

1685 Alderman, 1691-95 Mayor, 1701 Comptroller, 

and 1708 Receiver General of the Port, of New York; 

1698 Member of Earl Bellomont's Council; 

1698 Associate Judge of the Supreme Court; 

1700 Colonel commanding Regiment of Militia or City Trained Bands, 

1701 Chief Justice; 1701 President of the King's Council and thus 

Acting Governor of the Province of New York; 

1 706-172 1 Treasurer of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey. 

Born 8th July, 1657 " Died 2d Aug. 1728. 

Johannes, Col. Abraham de Peyster's father, 

was Burgomaster 1673, Alderman i666-'9, i673-'6, 

and Deputy Mayor, N. Y. 1677; 

Johannes Jr., his son, Alderman i7oo-'i-'io, Mayor 1698. 



Erected by 

John Watts de Peyster, 

7th generation, in direct descent, 

resident of, and 6th born in, 

1st Ward, City of New York. 

106 



JAMES KENT 

BY 
REMBRANDT PEALE, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 78 



OF AR 



HOWLING GRLL.\ 



ABRAHAM DE PEYSTER 

1658-1728 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1691-Qi; 
ACTING-GOVERNOR OF NEW YOR! 

ARTIST 
:;E EDWIN BISSELL 
1839- 



u) an ample cloak over an eighteenth century costume 

^ure in bronze, heroic size, on a simple granite pedestal. 

med by a wig with long curls, is turned to the right 

. looking straight ahead. His right hand rests on his 

. left arm, extc xs his breast, is supported on 

f his sword, \ ^ 'lisping a partly unrolled 



■ NED: GEO. E. BISSf 



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Abrahar 

r of Earl i 

rained Bands, 
i Presideni. s^ Council and thus 

or of the l\ i New York; 

ihe Provinces of New York and New Jersey. 
ily, 1657 - Died 2d Aug. 1728. 
!. Abraham de Peyster's father, 
- 1673, Alderman i666-'9, \6'jy'6, 
iMty Mayor, N. Y, 1677; 

\lderman 1700-'! -'10, Mayor 1698. 



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PRINTING HOUSE SQUARE 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 
1 706- 1 790 

PRINTER, PHILOSOPHER, STATESMAN, DIPLOMATIST, AUTHOR 

ARTIST 

E. PLASSMANN 

Dressed in Colonial costume, a bronze figure, heroic size, of a 
gentleman with long hair, stands with left foot advanced and the 
knee bent, on a simple granite pedestal. His left hand, holding a 
copy of "Pennsylvania Gazette," hangs at his side, and his right 
is extended palm downward on a level with his hip, in gesture. 

signed: E. PLASSMANN SCULPt. N. Y. 

Given to the City in 1872. 



CITY HALL PARK 

NATHAN HALE 
1755-1776 

AN AMERICAN PATRIOT CAPTAIN IN THE COLONIAL ARMY, 1 776. 
executed AS A SPY BY BRITISH IN 1776 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM MAC MONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

Dressed in a Colonial costume, is a bronze figure, heroic size, of 
a young man standing on a round granite pedestal. His head is 
thrown slightly backward in defiance, and his noble and refined, 
youthful face, wearing a look of resignation, is turned to the left, 
and the eyes slightly lowered, look straight ahead. His arms are 

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CITY HALL PARK— CONTINUED 

bound behind him with a cord at the elbows, and the hands hang 
helplessly at his sides, while his feet are bound with a similar cord. 

signed: FREDERICK MAC MONNIES PARIS 1 89O. 

Given to the City in 1893. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
NATHAN HALE 



A CAPTAIN 

IN THE REGULAR 

ARMY 

OF THE 

UNITED STATES 

WHO GAVE HIS LIFE 

FOR HIS COUNTRY 

IN THE CITY OF 

NEW YORK 

SEPT 22ND 

1776. 

I REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE LIFE TO LOSE FOR MY COUNTRY 

ERECTED BY THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION OF THE STATE OF 

NEW YORK 

EXECI MONUMENTUM AERE PERENNUS 

1776 1883 

SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A GRANITE basin about 30 ft. square. In the center rises a 
granite column, around which is a granite basin about 10 ft. in 
diameter, above this a granite umbrella, over which the water 
flows. The top is surmounted by a bronze fixture. The entire 
structure is about i 5 ft. high. 

Erected by the City in 1872. 

108 




ROBERT KELLY 

BY 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 79 



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SCULPTURE 

-CONTINUED 

: al the elbows, and the hands hang 
...s feet are bound with a similar cord. 

vICK MAC MONNIES PARIS 1890. 

J 893. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
NATHAN HALE 



A CAPTAIN 

IN THE REGULAR 

ARMY 

OF THE 

UNITED STATES 

WHO GAVE HIS LIFE 

FOR HIS COUNTRY 

IN THE 

NEW YORK 
SEPT 22NI' 
177^.. 
HAVE BUT ONI OSE Ft>J 

THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION O 
NEW YORK 

EXECI MONUMENTl PERENNUS 

1776 1883 

SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A r.RATv <bout 30 ft. square. In the center rises a 

d which is a granite basin about lo ft. in 

'-^nite umbrella, over which the water 

ed by a bronze fixture. The entire 

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CITY HALL PARK — CONTINUED 
♦PROVOST PRISON TABLET 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

NEAR THIS SITE STOOD 

THE PROVOST PRISON 

WHERE PATRIOTS DIED FOR 

THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM 

I 776- I 783 

ERECTED BY 
THE MARY WASHINGTON 

COLONIAL CHAPTER 

DAUGHTERS OF THE 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

APRIL 15 A D I9OI 



ON S.W. CORNER OF CITY HALL 

A BRONZE TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

NEAR THIS SPOT IN THE PRESENCE OF 

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON 

THE DECLARATION OF 

INDEPENDENCE 

WAS READ AND PUBLISHED 

TO THE 

AMERICAN ARMY 

JULY 9th 1776. 



ERECTED BY THE 

SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. 

NOV 25 1892 

109 



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CITY HALL 



ROTUNDA 

THOMAS JEFFERSON 

1 743- 1 826 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 180I-O9 

ARTIST 

PIERRE JEAN DAVID 

(DAVID d'aNGERS) 

I 789- 1 856 

This is a copy in plaster of a life-sized bronze statue in the 
Capitol at Washington. He stands with his left foot advanced, 
his right arm across his chest, and his left hand holding beside him 
a large manuscript, on which is inscribed the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. 

signed: p. j. DAVID d'angers 1833 

INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED TO THE CORPORATION 

OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY COMMODORE URIAH P. LEVY, 

OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY 

FEBRUARY 6™ 1834 



HORACE GREELEY 

181 1-1872 

FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, 184I 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A WHITE plaster bust, life size. 

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JUSTICE 

BY 
EDWARD SIMMONS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 86 



\RT— SCULPTURE 

r I T ^ • M M L 

ROTUNDA 

THOMAS JEFFERSON 
1 743- 1 826 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1801-09 

ARTIST 

PIERRE JEAN DAVID 

(DAVID D'aNGERS) 

1789-1856 

opy in plaster of a life-sized bronze statue in the 

ngton. He stands with his left foot advanced, 

-.oss his chest, and his left hand holding beside him 

cript, on which is inscribed the Declaration of Inde- 

signed: p. j. '- 

inscriptio.n 
presented 

OF THE * 
BY COMMOU 
OF THE UNITED STAT 

FEBRUARY 6th i;-, ,^ 



HORACE GREELEY 

1811-1872 

'P THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, l«4f 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

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CITY HALL— CONTINUED 
governor's room 

HENRY CLAY 

1777-1852 

A UNITED STATES SENATOR 

ARTIST 
M. PRUDEN 

An undraped white marble bust, life size, stands on a fluted 
marble pedestal. His face is turned to the left and his eyes look 
straight ahead. 

signed: HENRY CLAY, 1849. ^- PRUDEN. 'SC. 

Purchased by the City in 1852. 



DE WITT CLINTON 

1 769- 1 828 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1817-23; 1825-28 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A WHITE marble bust, life size, draped with a richly embroidered 
toga, stands on a rectangular granite pedestal. His face is turned 
to the right, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

INSCRIPTION 
DE WITT CLINTON 



WILLIAM F. HAVEMEYER 

1 804- 1 874 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 845-46; 1 848-49 

ARTIST 
JULIA GRIFFIN 

A WHITE plaster bust, life size. 

signed: JULIA GRIFFIN, MARCH, 1874 
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CITY HALL — CONTINUED 

governor's ROOM 

VAN WYCK 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 



A WHITE plaster bust, life size. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1 73 2- 1 799 
president of united states, 1789-97 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 



A WHITE plaster bust, life size. 



* GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

PIERRE JEAN DAVID (dAVID d'aNGERS) 

I789-1856 

COPIED BY LOUIS NOEL 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, stands on a breche violet marble 
pedestal on the front of which is a bronze scroll bearing the inscrip- 
tion. The face is to the front and the eyes look straight ahead. 
This is a copy of a bust in the museum in Angers, France. 

signed: DAVID d'angers 1828 

INSCRIPTION 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

BY 

DAVID d'angers 

presented 

BY THE 

HON, JEFFERSON M. LEVY 

TO THE 

CITY OF NEW YORK 

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' on the front of which is a bronze scroll bearing the inscrip- 
he face is to the front and the eyes look straight ahead. 
* coDv of a bust in the museum in Angers, Fr^nre. 

signed: DAVID d'angers 1828 

INSCRIPTION 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 
BY 

DAVID d'angers 

PRESENTED 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

CITY HALL — CONTINUED 

COUNCIL CHAMBER 

JOHN JAY 
I745-I829 

CHIEF JUSTICE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, 1 789-95 

ARTIST 

JOHN FRAZEE, N.A. 

179O-1852 

A WHITE marble bust, life size, draped with a toga, stands on a 
round marble pedestal. His face is to the front and the eyes look 
Straight ahead. 

signed: FRAZEE 

Given to the City in 1835. 



JOHN MARSHALL 

1755-1835 

CHIEF JUSTICE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, 180I-35 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A WHITE marble bust, life size, partly draped with a toga, stands 
on a round marble pedestal. His face and eyes are to the front. 



COUNTY COURT HOUSE 

PART XVIII 

♦GEORGE PEIRCE ANDREWS 

I 83 5- I 902 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1885-I902 

ARTIST 

GEORGE T. BREWSTER 

1862- 

Dressed in judicial robes is a mural bronze bust, slightly larger 

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COUNTY COURT HOUSE — CONTINUED 

than life size, resting on a representation of a judge's desk, on which 
lie the hands holding a paper. 

signed: GEO: t. brewster: sc. 1903. 

Given to the City in 1903. 

INSCRIPTION 

GEORGE - PEIRCE - ANDREWS 
BORN -SEPT -29- 1835 - DIED - MAY 
24 - 1902 - JUSTICE - OF - SUPREME 
COURT - 1885 - 1902 - CORPORATION 
COUNSEL - 1880 - 1884 - ASSISTANT 
U - S - DISTRICT - ATTORNEY - 1861 
_ 1866. 

PART XIV 

FREDERICK SMYTH 
1 834- 1 900 

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, 1896-I9OO 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

In the upper part of a large bronze tablet, bearing the inscription, 
is the head of a man in middle relief, with his face turned to the left. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

IN . MEMORY . OF 
FREDERICK . SMYTH 
BORN • JVLY • 15 • 1834 • DIED • AVGVST • 18 • I90O 
JVSTICE • OF • THE • SVPREME ■ COVRT 

I 896 I 900 

RECORDER • OF • THE • CITY • OF • NEW • YORK 
I 879 — I 894 



THE • BENCH • HAS • LOST ■ ONE • OF • ITS • MOST 

ABLE • VPRIGHT • AND • INDVSTRIOVS • MEMBERS 

THE • LAW ■ AND ■ ITS ■ ADMINISTRATION ■ AN 

VNTIRING • AND • WISE • EXPONENT ■ AND ■ GVIDE 

AND ■ THE • BAR • A • KIND • ATTENTIVE ■ AND 

CONSIDERATE • FRIEND." 



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■, resting on a represen ration of a judge's desk, on which 
Ls holding a paper 

signed: ge -ewster: sc. 1903. 

Given to the City in 1903. 

INSCRIPTION 

GhORGE - PEIRCE - ANDREWS 
BORN - SEPT -29- 1835 - DIED - MAY 
24 - 1902 - JUSTICE - OF - SUPREME 
COURT - 1885 - 1902 - CORPORATION 
COUNSEL - 1886 - 1884 - ASSISTANT 
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of a man in middle reli- 

INfiCRIPTIONS 

IN . MEMORY . OF 
FREDERICK . SMYTH 
15 • 1834 • DIED • AVGVST • I 
OF • THE • SVPREME • COVRT 
1896 — 1900 
;F • THE • CITY • OF • NEW ■ YORK 



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S • LOST • ONE • OF • ITS • MOST 

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COUNTY COURT HOUSE — CONTINUED 

PART XV 

THOMAS ADDIS EMMET 
1 764- 1 827 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF STATE, l8l2 

ARTIST 
OLLAVIANO GIOVANNAZZI 

This is a life-sized white marble bust, with the face and eyes to 
the front. 

signed: OLLAVIANO GIOVANNAZZI FEC. LA 1 828 

Given to the Court in 1828. 

INSCRIPTION 

THOMAE • ADDIS • EMMET 

VI RO 

DOCTRINA • IVRIS • SCIENTIA • ELOQVENTIA 

PRAESTANTISSIMO 

INTER • HAEC • SVBSELLIA • ET • OFFICII • MVNERA 

SVBITA • MORTE ■ CORREPTO 

SOCII • FORENSES • POSVERVNT 

PART XV 



JOHN TREAT IRVING 

1778-1838 



ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A BUST relief in white marble encircled by a wreath. 
Given to the Court. 

INSCRIPTION 

VIRO • HONORATO 

lOANNI • T • IRVING 

QVEM ■ IVDICIS • OFFICIO • MVLTOS • PER • ANNOS • FVNGENTEM 

ET • LEGVM ■ DOCTRINA • ET • MORVM • INTEGRITAS • FELICISSIME . 

CONDECORABANT 
IVRISCONSVLTI ■ NEO • EBORACENSES • QVIBUS • ET • AMICI • 

ET • MAGISTRI 

TAM • TRISTE • RELIQVIT • DESIDERIVM 

H • M • PONENDVM • CVRAVERVNT 

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COUNTY COURT HOUSE — CONTINUED 

PART XV 

JOHN SLOSS HOBART TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

John Sloss Hobart 

His birth at Fairfield in Connecticut; 
his Father the Pastor of the Church there. 
A Judge of the Supreme Court of this State 
from 1777 to 1798, when He "attained the Age 
of Sixty Years." — afterwards, in the same 
year, appointed Judge of the District Court 
of the U. S. within this District; and continued 
in the Trust to his Death 1805 

As a Man - firm 

As a Citizen - zealous 

As a Judge - distinguishing 

As a Christian - sincere 
This Tablet is placed to his memory 

by One, to whom 
"As a friend - as close as a Brother." 

PART XVIII 

* HENRY RUTGERS BEEKMAN TABLET 

ARTIST 
WILLIAM F. BEEKMAN 

INSCRIPTION 
INTEGER VITAE SCELERISQUE PURUS. 



IN MEMORY 

OF 

HENRY RUTGERS BEEKMAN 

BORN DEC. 8th 1845 

DIED DEC. 17th 1900. 

PRESIDENT OF DEPARTMENT OF PARKS 

1885 TO 1887 

PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF ALDERMEN 

1887 TO 1888 
COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION 

1888 TO 1889 

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 

1894 TO 1895 
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT 

1895 TO 1900. 

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John Sloss Hobart 

'•.1 birth at Fairfield in Connecticut; 
^i^ Father the Pastor of the Church there. 
\ judge of the Supreme Court of this State 
lorn 1777 to 1798, when He "attained the Age 
>t Sixty Years.'' — afterwards, in the same 
ear, appointed Judge of the District Court 
■i the U. S. within this District; and continued 
11 the Trust to his Death 1805 
As a Man - firm 
As a Citizen - zealous 
As a Judge - distinguisiiir.j- 
As a Christian - sincere 
This Tablet is placed to his nieiy.orv 

by One, to whom 
' As a friend - as clf^N-e 



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IN':. 

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IN MEMORY 

OF 

HENRY RUTGERS BEEKMAN 

BORN DEC. 8th 1845 

DIED DEC. 17th 1900. 

PRESIDENT OF DEPARTMENT '^-^ '\RKS 

1885 TO 1887 

PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF ALDERMEN 

(887 TO 1888 

COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION 

1888 TO 1889 
aiDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 

)4 TO 1895 

'in SUPREME COURT 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

COUNTY COURT HOUSE— CONTINUED 

PART XVIII 

HAMILTON W. ROBINSON TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN • MEMORY • OF 

HAMILTON W. ROBINSON 

BORN • NOV • 25 • 1814 : DIED • APRIL • 7 • 1879 

JUDGE • OF • THE • COURT • OF • COMMON • PLEAS • FOR 

THE • CITY • AND • COUNTY • OF • NEW • YORK • 1870 • 1 879 

"an • HONOR • TO • THE • JUDICIARY • AND • TO • OUR • PROFESSION" 

HIS • URBANITY • AND • SINCERITY • ENDEARED • HIM • TO • US • AND 

[his • PROBITY 

his • learning • and • his • faithfulness • to • duty 

[commanded 
universal • respect • we • cherish • pleasant • recollections of 
his • well • spent • life • and • revere • his • memory ■ as 
an • able • and • upright • judge 



RESOLUTIONS • OF • BENCH • AND • BAR! 
APRIL • 24 • 1879. 



HALL OF RECORDS 

CHAMBERS STREET FAfADE 

*STATUES 

ABOUT THE LARGE CENTRAL WINDOW IN THE ATTIC ROOF 

ARTIST 

HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

CHILDHOOD 

Seated on either side of the peak of the window is a nude 
figure of an infant, heroic size, with one hand resting on a shield, 
the Other grasping its ankle. 

Purchased by the City in 1902. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* SPRING 

A CARYATID in granite, heroic size. Her face is wreathed in 
large blossoms. Her two hands grasp the drapery on her head. 
Purchased by the City in 1902. 

* SUMMER 

A MALE caryatid in granite, heroic size. He holds at his right 
side an inverted cornucopia, empty. 
Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* AUTUMN 

A CARYATID in granite, heroic size. She has grape-leaves and 
bunches of grapes entwined in her hair, and holds in front of her an 
inverted cornucopia. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* WINTER 

A MALE caryatid in granite, heroic size. With wind-whipped 
beard, he is holding his cloak tightly around him. 
Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* PHILOSOPHY 

A HALF-RECLINING figure of a bald-headed man, in granite, 
heroic size. His left side and arm rest against a globe. His right 
arm extended, holds a skull on his knee, at which he is intently 
gazing. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* POETRY 

A HALF-RECLINING figure of a young man, heroic size, in granite. 
His head is bound with a wreath; in his left hand a medallion of 
Dante's head; in his right hand a quill pen. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* MATERNITY 

A SEATED female figure, heroic size, in granite, holding a baby on 
her lap. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

118 




JUSTICE OF THE LAW 

BY 
EDWARD SIMMONS 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 93 



CATALOC.b'K r ART — SCULPTURE 

HA! !:tRDS — CONTINUED 

* SPRING 

A nite, heroic size. Her face is wreathed in 

largr , iwo hands grasp the drapery on her head. 

rurc le City in 1902. 

*SUMMER 

caryatid in granite, heroic size. He holds at his right 
-^rted cornucopia, empty. 
.>ed by the City in 1903. 

* AUTUMN 

RYATID in granite, heroic size. She has grape-leaves and 
^ of grapes entwined in her hair, and holds in front of her an 
d cornucopia, 
urchased by the City in 1903. 



A MALE caryatid in grani: hipped 

he is holding his cloak tigr 
-hased by the City in 100^ 

*PH1L0SC 

' \LF-RECLiNiNG figure of 3 baiu ';te, 

ize. His left side and arm rest i*^. ,^ : .. . :. nght 

tended, holds a skull on his knee, at which he is intently 

iiased by the City in 1903. 

* POETRY 

rCLiNiNG figure of a young man, heroic size, in granite, 
bound with a wreath; in his left hand a medallion of 
iJai in his right hand a quill pen. 

r , the City in 1903. 

* MATERNITY 

hefup: wxlT^Sfif ^^^ Sl^af ''"^ ' '^'y ^" 

Purchased by th yo 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* HERITAGE 

A SEATED group in granite, heroic size. A male figure holds on 
his lap a child. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

CHAMBERS STREET FAfADE 

STATUES 

ON THE CHIEF CORNICE, CATALOGUED IN ORDER 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

ARTIST 
PHILIP MARTINY, A.N.A. 
1858- 

* DAVID PIETERSEN DE VRIES 

LIVED IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 
PATROON OF A COLONY ON STATEN ISLAND ABOUT 1 640 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. He stands holding his hat against 
his hip with his right hand, and in his left, his gloves. 
Purchased by the City in 1904. 

* CALEB HEATHCOTE 

1665-1721 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1711-14 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. Dressed in clerical garb, he holds 
before him, with both hands, a document. 
Purchased by the City in 1904. 

*DE WITT CLINTON 

1 769- 1 828 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1817-23; 1 828 
MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1803-O7; 1809-IO; 181I-15 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. A heavy overcoat hangs from 
his shoulders, and in each hand is a roll of manuscript. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

*ABRAM STEVENS HEWITT 
1 822- 1 903 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 887-88 

A GRANITE figure, heroic size, of a man standing with feet apart 
and his right hand resting on a mass of drapery lying on a column 
at his side, while in his left hand, held before his waist, is a roll. 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 

* PHILIP HONE 

1781-1851 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1825-26 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. In his right hand a pen; in his 
left, a scroll. 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 

* PETER STUYVESANT 

1 592-1672 

DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NEW NETHERLANDS, 1 647-64 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. He stands squarely on his 
wooden leg, with his hat in his left hand and a walking-stick in his 
right. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

*CADWALLADER DAVID COLDEN 

1 769- 1 834 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1818-21 

A GRANITE Statue, in Colonial dress, heroic size, with a roll in the 
right hand. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* JAMES DUANE 

1733-1797 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1784-89 

A GRANITE Statue, heroic size. A cloak hangs over his left arm, 
and in his left hand is a cane. 
Purchased by the City in 1906. 

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THE POWER OF THE LAW 

BY 
EDWIN ROWLAND BLASHFIELD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 94 



SCULPTURE 

HAL! '^^ pn<^ roMTiNUED 

vM STEVENS HEWITT 
I 822- I 903 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 887-88 

A Gn\^'-'f. figure, heroic size, of a man standing with feet apart 
and ' . hand resting on a mass of drapery lying on a column 

a*^ "^ vhile in his left hand, held before his waist, is a roll. 

i by the City in 1906. 

♦PHILIP HONE 
1781-1851 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1 825-26 

\ GRANITE Statue, heroic size. In his right hand a pen; in his 

a scroll. 
. jrchased by the City in 

* PETER 

1 592- 

DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NEW ,Nr, ,., 



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A GRANITE Statue, heroic '■'- 
«/«x>den leg, with his hat in hi-, 

■ ' ■ '( ^ 

, archased by the Citv in loo;. 



*CADWALLADER DAVID COLDEN 

1769-1834 

MAYOR OF NEW YORK, 1818-21 

NiTE Statue, in Colonial dress, heroic size, with a roll in the 

id. 

ised by the City in 1905. 

* JAMES DUANE 
I 733- '797 

MAYOR OF NEW YOfv 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

CHAMBERS STREET ENTRANCE 

TWO GROUPS 

ARTIST 
PHILIP MARTINY A.N.A. 
1858- 

*NEW YORK IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES 

A GROUP of three figures, heroic size, in granite, stands on a 
pedestal of the same material. Wearing a helmet, and dressed in 
a loosely fitting robe falling in ample folds about her feet, the 
figure of a woman stands with her head turned a little to the right 
and her eyes nearly closed. Her left hand holds a torch, and her 
right supports a globe on the arm of a massive chair, with its con- 
cave back reaching to her shoulders. At her right, a figure in 
Colonial uniform stands with the right leg thrown forward, the right 
hand against the hip and the left grasping the barrel of a musket 
standing at his side. At her left stands a female figure in three- 
quarters view to the right. She is dressed in a simple costume, 
with a kerchief about her shoulders, and her left hand, clasping a 
sickle and a fold of her apron, hangs at her side, while in the hollow 
of her right arm she holds a large bunch of long-stemmed flowers. 

Purchased by the City in 1907. 



*NEW YORK IN ITS INFANCY 

A GROUP of three figures in granite, heroic size, stands on a granite 
pedestal. Dressed in a simple robe hanging in ample folds, a fe- 
male figure stands in front of a massive chair, with its concave back 
reaching above her shoulders. She wears a crown, her face and 
eyes are to the front, her right hand holds a document, and her left 
rests on two books standing on the arm of the chair. At her right 
stands an Indian wearing only a feather head-dress, a necklace and 
a narrow leather apron. His right hand rests on the handle of an 
oar thrust into the prow of a canoe, and his left, holding arrows, 
hangs at his side. At her left stands a figure dressed in Colonial 
costume, with his clenched right hand against his side and his left 
clasping the collar of his cloak. 

Purchased by the City in 1907. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

CENTRE STREET FAfADE 

STATUES 
ABOUT THE LARGE CENTRAL WINDOW IN THE ATTIC ROOF 

ARTIST 
HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

* RECORDER 

A HALF-RECLINING figure of a bearded man, heroic size, in 
granite. Under his left arm he holds a book, with his right he is 
writing in an open volume across his knee. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* KEEPER OF THE ROLLS 

A SEATED figure in granite, heroic size, of a young man examining 
a half-opened roll lying across his knees. 
Purchased by the City in 1903. 

STATUES 

ON THE CHIEF CORNICE, CATALOGUED IN ORDER 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

ARTIST 

PHILIP MARTINY, A.N.A. 

1858- 

* CHEMISTRY 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. With her left hand she 
holds a book against her bosom; in her right, a wreath. At her 
feet stands an antique retort on a pile of books, and beside them a 
mortar and pestle. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* MEDICINE 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. At her left, a snake is 
coiled about a small column; at her feet, a skull rests on a pile of 
books. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

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WISDOM 

BY 

HENRY OLIVER WALKER, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 95 



sVORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

L OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

CENTRE S! FAfADE 

\TUES 
! L WINDOW IN THE ROOF 

ARTIST 
KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

* RECORDER 

A 3 figure of a bearded man, heroic size, in 

gr - left arm he holds a book, with his right he is 

vv olume across his knee. 

Liie City in 1903. 

* KEEPL; 

Tc in granite, h< -nining 

i! lying across his ^ 
the Citv in icxn. 



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* CHEMISTRY 

n granite, heroic size. With her left hand she 

•'. t her bosom; in her right, a wreath ^i her 

\Wt >^tar ue retort on a pile of books, and besi * a 

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* MEDICINE 

heroic size. At her lett, a snake is 
1 her feet, a skull rests on a pile of 

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HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* INDUSTRY 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. She holds in her right 
hand a sheet of metal; behind her stands an anvil. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* COMMERCE 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. In her right hand the 
caduceus; on her head the winged hat; at her feet, fruits; beside 
her, a bale of goods. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* NAVIGATION 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. In her left hand a model 
of a primitive ship; at her right side stands an anchor. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* INDUSTRIAL ART 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. On her left arm she 
holds a vase, while at her feet stands another; in her right hand are 
flowers. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* MUSIC 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. With her left hand she 
holds a sheet of music to her bosom; in her right, a lyre. At her 
feet stands a model of primitive organ pipes. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* ARCHITECTURE 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. With both hands she 
holds in front of her a mass of clay; at her feet stands a partial 
view of the facade of the Parthenon. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

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HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

CENTRE STREET ENTRANCE 

TWO STATUES 

ARTIST 
PHILIP MARTINY, A.N.A. 
1858- 

*JUSTICE 

Dressed in voluminous drapery, a female figure, heroic size, in 
granite, is seated in an armchair of the same material. Her head 
is inclined to the right, with the eyes looking straight ahead. She 
holds a roll in her right hand, and her left rests on the rim of a 
shield standing on its edge at her side, and behind this stands a 
sword. 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 



*AUTHORITY 

A FEMALE figure, heroic size, in granite, is seated in an armchair 
of the same material. At her left elbow and right shoulder oak 
leaves are entwined with her ample draperies; her head is inclined 
to the left with the eyes looking straight ahead. In her left hand 
is a roll and her right rests on the end of a granite fascis standing 
at her side. 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 



READE STREET ELEVATION 

STATUES 

ABOUT THE LARGE CENTRAL WINDOW IN THE ATTIC ROOF 

ARtlST 
HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

* STUDY 

A HALF-RECLINING youth, in granite, heroic size. His left elbow 
rests on a pile of books; his head leans on his hand; in his right hand 
is an open book. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

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HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* INSTRUCTION 

A HALF-RECLINING figure of a young man in granite, heroic size. 
His right elbow rests on a pile of books. His left hand holds a book 
open on his knees. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* HISTORY 

A HALF-RECLINING male figure in granite, heroic size. His left 
elbow rests on his knee, with his chin on his hand, in which he holds 
a bunch of keys. He reclines on his left elbow, resting on a locked 
chest. 

Purchased by the City in 1902. 

*LAW 

A SEATED male figure in granite, heroic size. He is holding an 
open book on his knees. 

Purchased by the City in 1902. 

STATUES 

ON THE CHIEF CORNICE, CATALOGUED IN ORDER 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

ARTIST 
PHILIP MARTINY, A.N.A. 

1858- 

* JUSTICE 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. Against her right side 
she holds a sword and a pair of scales. At her feet stands the 
headman's ax and block. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 



* ELECTRICITY 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. In her right hand she 
holds a palm branch; in her left, a spindle-like object. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

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HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* PRINTING 

A FIGURE of a young man in granite, heroic size. He is clad in 
the dress of printers who used hand-presses and he stands with such 
a press behind him. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* FORCE 

A NUDE figure of a man in granite, heroic size. He holds a club 
across his left shoulder. Between his feet is the head of a dead 
lion, whose skin is more or less entangled with the legs of the statue. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* TRADITION 

A FIGURE of an old man in granite, heroic size. He holds a 
crook against his right side and an open scroll in front of him. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* IRON AGE 

A FIGURE of a young man in granite, heroic size. He stands in 
front of a mechanical device. Over his right shoulder hang ropes 
and in his left hand he holds a pair of pincers. 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 

* PAINTING 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. In her left hand is a 
mirror; in her right, brushes and palette; behind her, an easel. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 



* SCULPTURE 

A FEMALE figure in granite, heroic size. Her right hand rests on 
a torso of a man; her left hand holds a mallet and chisels. 
Purchased by the City in 1905. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HALL OF RECORDS — CONTINUED 

WEST ELEVATION 

STATUES 

ABOUT THE LARGE CENTRAL WINDOW IN THE ATTIC ROOF 

ARTIST 

HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

* INDUSTRY 

A SEATED figure in granite, heroic size, of a young man wearing a 
leather apron. His left forearm rests upon an anvil; his right hand 
on his knee. 

Purchased by the City in 1903. 

* COMMERCE 

A SEATED female figure in granite, heroic size. She holds in her 
hands a rudder, with her right elbow resting on a pulley. 
Purchased by the City in 1903. 

CHAMBERS STREET VESTIBULE 

TWO GROUPS 

ARTIST 

ALBERT WEINERT 

1863- 

* CONSOLIDATION OF GREATER NEW YORK 

A GROUP, life size, in white marble. In the center stands a youth; 
on his left, a seated female figure handing him a key; on his right, 
a female figure with an open scroll across her lap, with her left arm 
resting on the City Hall in low relief 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

CONSOLIDATION 

OF 

GREATER NEW YORK 

1898. 

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HALL OF RECORDS— CONTINUED 

* RECORDING THE PURCHASE OF MANHATTAN ISLAND 

A GROUP in white marble, life size. In the center a youth 
reaching a bag of gold to a female figure seated at his right, who 
holds in her hands a tablet and stylus; on the youth's left is a 
seated Indian. 

Purchased by the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

RECORDING THE PURCHASE 

OF MANHATTAN ISLAND 

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CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING 

* REBECCA SALOME FOSTER 
1848-1902 

ARTIST 

KARL BITTER, N.A., SCULPTOR 

1868- 

CHARLES ROLLINSON LAMB, ARCHITECT 

A MARBLE relief in gilt Renaissance frame. A winged female 
figure in mezzo-relief, consoles a mourner (in high relief), with bent 
head, and hand supporting his chin. Her right hand rests upon 
his neck, her left on his shoulder. Above is a medallion with a 
portrait of the deceased, in middle relief. 

signed: KARL • BITTER • INV • ET • PEG • MCMIII 

Given to the City in 1903. 

INSCRIPTION 

REBECCA SALOME FOSTER 

OCT • 24 • 1848 - FEB • 22 • I902 

ON HER LIPS WAS THE LAW OF KINDNESS 



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CORDING THE PURCHASE OF MANHATTAN ISLAND 

A GROUP in white mnr^'c life size. In the center a youth 
reaching a bag of gold lale figure seated at his right, who 

holds in her hands - - and stylus; on the youth's left ' -> 

seated Indian. 

Purchased by the 1 906. 

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relief in gilt Renaiss ..,.. . j:r:.. A winged female 
zo-relief, consoles a mourner (in high relief), with bent 
ind supporting his chin. Her right hand rests upon 

left on his shoulder. Above is a medallion with a 
ieceased, in middle relief. 

'L BITTER • INV • ET • FEC • MCMIII 
t.ii in 1903 

RIPTION 

REBECCA SALOME FOSTER 

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I_AW OF KINDNESS 



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SEWARD PARK 
JACOB H. SCHIFF FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
ARNOLD W. BRUNNER, ARCHITECT 

1857- 

Ornamental fountain. Large basin 15 ft. x 3 ft., from center 
of which rises a column supporting two bronze basins, one above 
the other. Semicircular seats on two sides about 25 ft. long. All 
of dark gray granite except the two basins. 

inscriptions 

presented 

TO 
THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

1895 

"and there 

shall COME 

WATER OUT OF 

IT, THAT THE 

PEOPLE MAY 

DRINK." 

EXODUS - XVII - 6 



COOPER SQUARE 

PETER COOPER 

1791-1883 

AN AMERICAN INVENTOR, MANUFACTURER AND PHILANTHROPIST 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS, N.A. 
I 848- 1 907 

Seated in a massive bronze chair standing on a white marble 
pedestal, is a bearded figure in bronze, heroic size. His face is 
turned a little to the left, and his kindly eyes look straight ahead. 
His left hand grasps a heavy cane standing out a little from the 

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COOPER SQUARE — CONTINUED 

chair, and his clenched right hand rests in his lap. The statue 
stands beneath a massive marble canopy supported by ionic 
granite columns. 

signed: AVGVSTVS • saint - GAVDENS • FECIT • M • D • c • c • c • xciv: 

INSCRIPTIONS 

PETER • COOPER • 

BORN • 

FEBRVARY ■ XII • A • D • 

M • D • C • C ■ XCI • 

DIED • 

APRIL • III • A • D 

M ■ D • C • C • CLXXXIII • 



ERECTED • BY ■ THE • 

CITIZENS ■ OF ■ NEW • YORK • IN • 

GRATEFVL • REMEMBRANCE 

OF 

PETER • COOPER • 

FOVNDER • OF • THE ■ 

COOPER • VNION • 

FOR ■ THE ■ ADVANCEMENT ■ 

OF • SCIENCE • AND • ART • 

ANNO • DOMINI • 

M • D • C • C • C ■ XCVII • 

NEWCOMB FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A SHAFT 8 feet high, 6 feet wide and i foot thick, composed of 
blocks of rough-cut granite. On one side a granite basin, nearly 
round, about 6 feet in diameter, for horses; on the opposite side, a 
small iron basin for the surplus water flowing from the mouth of a 
contorted dolphin. The shaft is surmounted by an iron ornament 
about 4 feet high. 

inscription 

The Gift of 

Marie Guise Newcomb 

to 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY 

FOR THE PREVENTION OF 

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 

1894 

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JOHN ERICSSON 

BY 
JONATHAN SCOTT HARTLEY, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE IO5 



granite column 



ART— SCULPTURE 

-CONTINUED 

•, liis lap. The statue 
V supported by Ionic 

^AINT - GAV !X1T • M • D • C • C • C • XCIV : 

INSCRi I- ( iONS 

PETt lOPER • 

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et wide and i foot thick, composed of 

ne side a granite basin, nearly 

horses; on the opposite side, a 

;cr flowing from the mouth of a 

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ASTOR PLACE 

SAMUEL SULLIVAN COX 

1824-1889 

MEMBER OF CONGRESS, 1 857-65; 1 869-73; '875-85; 1 888-89 

ARTIST 

LOUISE LAWSON 

186- 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, is standing erect on a granite pedes- 
taL He is dressed in a tightly fitting frock coat, with his face 
turned sHghtly to the left, and his eyes looking straight ahead. 
His right arm is raised above the shoulder with the index finger 
pointing upward, while his clenched left hand hangs at his side. 

signed: LOUISE LAWSON SCULPTOR 
INSCRIPTIONS 



SAMUEL SULLIVAN COX 

THE LETTER CARRIER'S FRIEND. 

ERECTED IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING MEMORY 

OF HIS 

SERVICES IN CONGRESS 

BY THE 

LETTER CARRIERS OF NEW YORK, HIS HOME, 

AND OF THE 

UNITED STATES, HIS COUNTRY 

JULY 4th, 189I 



COMMITTEE 

GEORGE H. NEWSOM, CHAIRMAN 

THOMAS MURPHY, TREASURER JAMES GREER, SECRETARY 

JAMES McVEY BERNARD S. KENNEDY 

MICHAEL J. HARNEY CHARLES P. KELLY 



THE LETTER CARRIERS 

OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES 

ERECTED THIS MONUMENT TO 

SAMUEL SULLIVAN COX 

[Here follows a list of about two hundred cities.] 

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HUDSON PARK 
FIREMEN'S MONUMENT 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A SIMPLE granite sarcophagus is placed on a rectangular granite 
pedestal. Its top is adorned with firemen's helmets and a lamp 
carved in high relief. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED 

BY THE MEMBERS OF 

EAGLE FIRE ENGINE COMPANY 

NO. 13 

IN CONNEXION WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE 

DECEASED 

TO COMMEMORATE THE SAD EVENT 

CONNECTED WITH THEIR DEATH 

AND THE LOSS 

WHICH THEY DEPLORE 



HERE ARE INTERRED 

the bodies of 

EUGENE UNDERHILL 

aged 20 years 7 months and 9 days 
and 

FREDERICK A. WARD 

aged 22 years i month and 16 days 

Who lost their lives by the falling of a Building 

while engaged 

in the discharge of their duty as Firemen 

on the first day of July 

mdcccxxxiv 



THIS GROUND WAS USED AS A CEMETERY 

BY TRINITY PARISH 

DURING THE YEARS I 834- I 898. 

IT WAS MADE A PUBLIC PARK 

BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

IN THE YEAR 1897-8. 

THIS MONUMENT STOOD IN THE CEMETERY 

AND WAS REMOVED TO THIS SPOT 

IN THE YEAR 1898. 

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ABRAHAM DE PEYSTER 

BY 
GEORGE EDWIN BISSELL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE Io6 



on a rectangular granite 
o\ t, im^ts and a lamp 



ERECTED 
RS OF 



OF THi 



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WARD 

: month and i6 days 
iy the fallin- "^' ' "'-"Ming 
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HUDSON PARK — CONTINUED 

IN MEMORIAM 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

DEVOTES TO THE SERVICE AND COMFORT OF THE LIVING 

THIS GROUND 

FORMERLY USED BY TRINITY PARISH 

AS A BURIAL PLACE FOR THE DEAD, 

WHOSE NAMES, ALTHOUGH NOT INSCRIBED, 

ARE HEREBY REVERENTLY COMMEMORATED. 

A. D. MDCCCXCVIII 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

At the base of the pavih'on are three lions' heads; out of their 
mouths water flows over sculptural figures of dolphins, shells, etc., 
into a large irregular basin connected with the oblong basin of the 
sunken garden. 

TOMPKINS SQUARE 
FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A GRANITE pavilion 6 feet square by 12 feet high, surmounted by 
a bronze female figure representing a water bearer. On the front 
side of the low pedestal supporting this figure is inscribed M. S.; 
on the rear, 1891 ; on each side, L. Below the roof of molding are 
cut in the granite, one word on each side: 

FAITH HOPE CHARITY TEMPERANCE 

In the center of the pavilion is the stump of a granite column, out 
of which the water flows. 

* MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

BRUNO LOUIS ZIMM 

1875- 

A PYRAMIDAL shaft of pink Knoxville marble, 8 feet high. On 
the front is an ornamental basin and above this a lion's head, from 

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TOMPKINS SQUARE — CONTINUED 

which the water flows, and a low relief representing two children 
watching a distant steamboat. 

signed: • B • L • ZIMM • 

Given to the City in 1906. 

inscription 

• they were • 
• earth's ■ 

• PVREST ■ 

• CHILDREN • 

• YOVNG AND • 
• FAIR • 



ERECTED 

IN MEMORY OF 

THOSE WHO LOST 

THEIR LIVES 

IN THE DISASTER TO 

THE STEAMER 

GENERAL SLOCVM 

JVNE XV 

MCMIV 



DEDICATED 

BY 

THE SYMPATHETIC SOCIETY 

OF GERMAN LADIES 

IN THE YEAR OF OVR LORD 

MCMVI 

WASHINGTON SQUARE 

ALEXANDER LYMAN HOLLEY 

1 832- 1 882 

AN AMERICAN INVENTOR AND ENGINEER 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, stands on an ornamental white marble 
pedestal consisting of a central pillar joined to two smaller pillars 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 

BY 

E. PLASSMAN 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I07 



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lief representing two children 



! NSCRIPTf l-'N 
MEY WERi: 

earth's 

• PVREST 

• CHU PR FN • 



LRECfhD 
IV Al EMORY OF 



S'ATHETIC SOCIETY 

ERMAN LADIES 
i EAR OF OVR LORD 

MOM VI 

IINGTON SQUARE 

1 HOLLEY 

ENGINEER 



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WASHINGTON SQUARE — CONTINUED 

by simple screens. He is dressed in a heavy overcoat and his face 
is turned slightly to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: j. q. a. ward, sculptor, n. y. 1889 
Given to the City in 1889. 

inscriptions 
born in lakeville, 

CONN. JULY 20th, 1832. 

DIED IN BROOKLYN, N. Y., 

JANUARY 29th, 1882. 



IN HONOR OF 
ALEXANDER LYMAN HOLLEY 

FOREMOST AMONG THOSE 

WHOSE GENIUS AND ENERGY 

ESTABLISHED IN AMERICA 

AND IMPROVED 

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 

THE MANUFACTURE OF 

BESSEMER STEEL 

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED 

BY ENGINEERS 

OF TWO HEMISPHERES. 

GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI 

1807-1882 

AN ITALIAN PATRIOT 

ARTIST 
G. TURINI 

Dressed in the Garibaldian uniform, a bronze figure, heroic size, 
stands with the left foot well advanced, on a simple granite pedestal. 
His head, with long, thick hair exposed below his round cap, is in- 
clined to the right, and his full-bearded face is turned to the left, 
with the serious eyes looking straight ahead. His left hand grasps 
his scabbard, and his right arm, from beneath the skirt of his outer 
garment, thrown up over the shoulder, reaches across his chest, 
the hand grasping the hilt of his partly drawn sword. 

signed: g. TURINI sculptor 

Given to the City in 1888. 

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WASHINGTON SQUARE — CONTI NUED 

INSCRIPTIONS 

GARIBALDI 

1807 - 1882 

IL II GIUGNO 

MDCCCLXXXVIII 

GLI ITALIANI 

DEGLI STATI UNIT! 

d' AMERICA 

ERESSERO 

WASHINGTON ARCH 

ARTIST 

STANFORD WHITE, ARCHITECT 

1853-I906 

This is a granite structure 77 feet high, 62 feet wide, with an 
arch 47 feet high and a span of 30 feet. Above the piers the struc- 
ture is richly ornamented with carving. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

TO COMMEMORATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 

AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 



ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 



LET US RAISE A STANDARD TO WHICH THE WISE 
AND THE HONEST CAN REPAIR THE EVENT 



MDCCCLXXXIX 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 



A CIRCULAR basin about 50 feet in diameter, enclosed by a massive 
granite coping about 2 feet high. 

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NATHAN HALE 

BY 
FREDERICK WILLIAM MACMONNIES, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 07 



.S OF ART— SCULPTURE 
HKTINUED 

iNSCRlPi 

GARIBALDI 

1807 - 1882 

CIUGNO 
LXXXVIII 
iXALIANI 
^TATI UNITI 
'.MERICA 
hKESSERO 



vvAbHINGTON ARCH 

ARTIST 
STANFORD WHH P -ip* mitpcT 
1853-1 

Thi^ i^ 3 sTrrnite structure 77 feet hig vide, with an 

and a span of 30 feet. Above the piers the struc- 

■r; en ted with carvino 



INSCRIPTIONS 



TO COMMEMORATE TU 
OF 

A 



,LD STATES. 
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 



LE I aNDARD to WHICH THE WISE 

-T CAN REPAIR THE EVENT 
'^p GOD * WASHINGTON 



MDCCCLXXXIX 

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UNION SQUARE 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 

1 809- 1 865 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1861-65 

ARTIST 

HENRY KIRKE BROWN, N.A. 

1814-1886 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, with whiskers on the lower part of 
his face and with the face and eyes to the front, stands with the 
left foot advanced on a granite pedestal. His cloak, drawn round 
over the right shoulder, is gathered in ample folds against his 
breast with his right hand, while his left hand, holding a roll, hangS 
at his side. 

Given to the City in 1868. 

INSCRIPTION 
• WITH • CHARITY • FOR • ALL • WITH • MALICE • TOWARD • NONE • 



MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 

1757-1834 

MAJOR-GENERAL IN COLONIAL ARMY, 1 777-8 1 

ARTIST 

FREDERIC AUGUSTE BARTHOLDI 

1 834- 1 904 

Dressed in an eighteenth-century uniform, a bronze figure, 
heroic size, stands with left foot advanced on a plinth in the form 
of a ship's prow. His eyes are raised and gaze into the distance. 
His left arm is concealed by a toga hanging in ample folds from 
his left shoulder and his left hand, with palm up, is extended down- 

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UNION SQUARE — CONTINUED 

ward in gesture, while his right holds against his breast an un- 
sheathed sword. 

signed: a. bartholdi, 1873 

inscriptions 

"as soon as I HEARD OF 

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, 

MY HEART 

WAS ENLISTED." 

1776. 

TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 

FRANCE, 

IN REMEMBRANCE OF SYMPATHY 

IN TIME OF TRIAL, 

1870 - 1871. 

ERECTED 1876. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 
1 732- 1 799 

FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTISTS 

HENRY KIRKE BROWN, N.A. 

1814-1886 

AND 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

An equestrian statue in bronze, heroic size, stands on a simple 
granite pedestal. Washington is dressed in Colonial uniform, and 
his face is to the front, with the eyes, slightly raised, gazing into the 
distance. His right arm, extended, is raised above the shoulder 
with the hand, palm outward, in expressive gesture, while his left 
hand, holding a chapeau and the reins, guides his charger, which 
with arched neck and left foreleg raised is in the act of walking, 

signed: H. K. BROWN SCULPTOR. J. Q. A. WARD. ASST, 1854 

Given to the City in 1854. 

INSCRIPTION 

WASHINGTON 

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NEW YORK IN ITS INFANCY 

BY 
PHILIP MARTINY, A.N. A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 121 



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his right holds against his breast an un- 
signed: a. bartholdi, 1873 

INS. ">NS 

"as SODN as I HEARD OF 

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, 

MY HEART 

WAS ENLISTED." 

1776. 

TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 

FRANCE, 

IN REMEMBRANCE OF SYMPATHY 

IN TIME OF TRIAL, 

1870 - I 87 I. 

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AND 
QUINCY ADAMS v\a!\u, in. A. 
1830- 

<? in bronze, heroic size, stands on a simple 

ngton is dressed in Colonial uniform, and 

th the eyes, slightly raised, gazing into the 

t, extended, is raised above the shoulder 

vard, in expressive gesture, while his left 

:vnd the rems, guides his charger, which 

foreleg raised is in the act of walking. 

Ti r J. Q. A. WARD. ASST. 1 854 



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UNION SQUARE — CONTINUED 
FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

KARL ADOLF DONNDORF 

1835- 

A GROUP in bronze, heroic size. A female figure holds a child on 
her right arm; with her left hand she assists a child to hold a water 
pitcher. The pedestal is a massive bronze pillar, on four sides of 
which are basins to catch the water flowing from four large lions' 
heads. Pedestal further ornamented with bugs, moths, lizards, 
etc., in relief. It rests on a large irregular pink marble base. 

signed: a. DONNDORF. FEC. STUTTGART. DEUTSCHLAND 

Purchased by the City in 188 1. 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin about 25 feet in diameter, the rim of which 
is a massive granite coping about i foot high. In the center of the 
basin is a fixture out of which the water shoots in a spray. 



MADISON SQUARE 

* CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR 
1 830- 1 886 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1881-85 

ARTIST 

GEORGE EDWIN BISSELL 

1839— 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, of a gentleman with side-whiskers, 
stands erect on a granite pedestal with carved moldings. His 

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MADISON SQUARE— CONTINUED 

face and eyes are to the front; his right hand is held at ease before 
his waist, and with his left he holds a small book resting against 
his thigh. Behind him stands an armchair and under his feet is 
an oriental rug, which partly covers the front of the plinth. 

signed: GEO. E. BISSELL SCULPTOR 1898 

Given to the City in 1898. 

INSCRIPTION 

CHESTER • ALAN 

ARTHUR 

TWENTY-FIRST • PRESIDENT 

OF 

THE • UNITED • STATES 

OF • AMERICA. 



ROSCOE CONKLING 

1 829- 1 888 

MEMBER OF CONGRESS, 1 859-63; 1 865-67 
UNITED STATES SENATOR, I 867-8 I 

ARTIST 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 
1830- 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, is standing on a simple granite 
pedestal in the attitude of making a speech. His full-bearded face 
is turned to the left, with his eyes looking straight ahead, and one 
side of his unbuttoned frock coat is held back by his left hand, 
with the thumb resting in the pocket of his trousers, while his right 
hand is extended downward in gesture. 

signed: j. q. a. ward, sculptor 

Given to the City in 1893. 

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MADISON SQUARE — CONTINUED 

DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT 

1801-1870 

ADMIRAL UNITED STATES NAVY, 1866-70 

ARTISTS 

AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS, N.A. 

I 848- 1 907 

AND 

STANFORD WHITE 

1853-I906 

Dressed in the uniform of an admiral, a bronze figure, heroic size, 
stands erect, with the right foot advanced on a rectangular pillar 
forming the center of a semicircular granite pedestal. His face 
and eyes are to the front. His right hand hangs at his side and his 
left holds a field glass before his waist. The front of the pillar is 
ornamented with an unsheathed sword in low relief, and waves 
flowing across it extend to the concave wings, which are ornamented 
with female figures, in low relief, seated with their backs against the 
central pillar. The inner base of each wing is a broad seat with 
the arm formed of the figure of a fish springing through water. 

signed: 
avgvstvs • saint • gavdens • scvlptor • stanford • white • 

architect • 1880 

inscriptions 

david • glasgow • farragvt 

that ■ the ■ memory • of • a • 

daring • and • sagaciovs • commander ■ and • 

gentle great-sovled • man • whose • life • from • child- 

-hood ■ was • given • to • his • covntry • bvt • who • 

served • her • svpremely • in • the • war • 

for • the • vnion • m ■ d • c • c • c • lxi - m • d- 

lxv ■ may • be • preserved • and ■ 

• that ■ they • who • come • after ■ 

• will ■ owe • him • so • mvch ■ may- 
he • was ■ seen ■ by • friend ■ and • 

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BORN • NEAR • KNOXVILLE ■ 

TENNESSEE • IVLY • V • MDCCCI- MID- 

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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD 

1801-1872 

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1838-43 

UNITED STATES SENATOR, 1849-61 

SECRETARY OF STATE, 1861-69 

ARTIST 

RANDOLPH ROGERS 

1825-1892 

Seated with crossed legs in an armchair is a figure in bronze, 
heroic size, with the face turned to the left and the eyes looking 
straight ahead. Books and documents are piled beneath the chair. 

signed: RANDOLPH ROGERS INV. ET MOD. ROMAE MDCCCLXXV 

Given to the City in 1876. 

INSCRIPTION 

WILLIAM H. SEWARD 

GOVERNOR, 

U. S. SENATOR, 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

OF U. S. 

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MADISON SQUARE— CONTINUED 

WILLIAM JENKINS WORTH 
1 794- 1 849 

MAJOR-GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY, 1 846-4.9 

ARTIST 

JAMES GOODWIN BATTERSON, ARCHITECT 

I 823- 1 90 I 

This is a granite obelisk fifty feet high, divided into sjections by 
double bands of granite between which are inscribed the names of 
battles. The front dado of the pedestal is adorned with a small 
equestrian high relief, in bronze, of a general in full uniform, holding 
aloft an unsheathed sword in his right hand, while, with his other 
hand, he guides his horse, galloping to the left. Against the lower 
section of the shaft is a massive bronze ornament consisting of 
cannon, swords and other weapons interwoven. In front of this 
sits a bronze eagle with wings outspread. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
MAJ. GEN. WORTH. 



DUCIT AMOR PATRI^ 



BY THE CORPORATION 

OF THE 

CITY OF NEW YORK 

1857. 



HONOR THE BRAVE 



UNDER THIS MONUMENT LIES THE BODY OF 

WILLIAM JENKINS WORTH, 

BORN IN HUDSON, N. Y. 

MARCH I, 1794. 

DIED IN TEXAS, 

MAY 7, 1849. 



CITY OF MEXICO 
MONTEREY 
VERA CRUZ 



PEROTE FLORIDA 

PUEBLA CHIPPEWA 

CERRO GORDO FORT GEORGE 



CONTRERAS 
CHURUBUSCO 
WEST POINT 



SAN ANTONIO CHAPULTEPEC LUNDY S LANE MOLINO DEL REY 

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MADISON SQUARE— CONTINUED 
FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin about 25 feet in diameter, in the center of 
which the water rises in jets, it is surrounded by a low granite 
rim, on which sit six large brown granite urns at regular intervals. 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A MASSIVE irregular granite pillar. The base is divided into three 
irregular spaces by large granite scrolls. In two of these spaces 
are granite basins for horses, the third space is for persons. 

APPELLATE COURT BUILDING 

AT ENTRANCE 

TWO STATUES 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WELLINGTON RUCKSTUHL 

1853- 

WISDOM 

A FIGURE in white marble, heroic size, with long, matted beard, 
is seated with a tome open on his lap. His left hand grasps 
its edge and his right is pointing at the page. He is clad in a 
tunic, and over his head is draped a mantle which falls about 
him in ample folds. 

signed: F. W. RUCKSTUHL SCULP - I9OO 

Purchased by the City in 1900. 

INSCRIPTION 

EVERY LAW NOT BASED ON 

WISDOM 
IS A MENACE TO THE STATE 

144 



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MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN 

BY 
BRUNO LOUIS ZIMM 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 33 



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25 feet in diameter, in the center of 
IS. It is surrounded by a low granite 
brown granite urns at regular intervals. 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

! granite pillar. The base is divided into three 
;irge granite scrolls. In two of these spaces 
horses, the third spa - '•- for persons. 

LATE COURT BUILDING 



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TWO STATUES 

ARTIST 

RICK WELLINGTON RUCK! 

1853- 

WISDOM 

--ble, heroic size, with long, matted beard, 

. .pen on his lap. His left hand grasps 

-ointing at the page. He is clad in a 

.s draped a mantle which falls about 

RUCKSTUHL SCULP - I9OO 



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APPELLATE COURT— CONTI NUED 

FORCE 

Dressed in armor, with a crested helmet and a long mantle fall- 
ing backward from his shoulders and lying in ample folds across 
the knees, is seated a male figure in white marble, heroic size, with 
the left hand resting on the arm of the chair, and the right grasp- 
ing a short sword lying across the knees. 

signed: e. [sic] w. ruckstuhl sculp - 1900 

Purchased by the City in 1900. 

INSCRIPTION 

WE MUST NOT USE 

FORCE 

TILL JUST LAWS ARE DEFIED 



TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 

ABOVE THE WINDOWS WITHIN THE PORTICO 

ARTIST 

MAXIMILLIAN M. SCHWARTZOTT 

1855- 

MORNING AND NIGHT 

These are life-size half-reclining nude figures of a man and a 
woman. The man is bearded and leans on his left elbow, with the 
hand on an hour-glass, and to the left is a round cartouche of the 
sun. The woman, with head bowed in the attitude of sleep, leans 
on her right elbow and her head is partly covered by a scarf, which 
extends across her knees. To the right is a round cartouche of a 
crescent moon surrounded by stars. 



NOON AND EVENING 

These are life-size half-reclining nude figures of a youth and 
maiden. The maiden is reclining in easy posture, resting on her 
right elbow, and on the wall beside her is a cartouche of the sun. 
The youth rests on his left elbow, and on the wall beside him is a 
cartouche of a bat with wings spread. 

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APPELLATE COURT — CONTINUED 

CENTER OF TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 
PEDIMENT FIGURES 

TRIUMPH OF LAW 

ARTIST 

CHARLES HENRY NIEHAUS, N.A. 

1865- 

In the center of the pediment above the portico the figure of a 
woman sits enthroned in a classic garb and mantle. Her hands 
hold tablets resting upon the arms of the throne. The one on her 
right bearing the inscription: 

LEX 
SCRIPTA 

The other, on her left: 

LEX 
TRADITA 

At the sides of the throne are kneeling male figures in armor, the 
one on her right bearing a sword and wreath, the one on her left a 
sword and shield. In the right and left corners of the pediment 
are two reclining nude figures. The left-hand figure is a bearded 
man of middle age, holding in his right hand a fascis, with a ram 
behind him. The figure in the right-hand corner is an old man, 
bald and with a long beard. His right elbow rests upon a vessel 
filled with scrolls; he peruses an unrolled scroll in his left hand. Be- 
hind him is an owl seated on a crescent. 



FIGURES ON THE ROO F - B A L U ST R A D E CATALOGUED IN 
ORDER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

MOHAMMED 
570-632 

FOUNDER OF MOHAMMEDANISM 

ARTIST 

CHARLES ALBERT LOPEZ, A.N. A. 

1869-1906 

The left-hand figure, Mohammed, in white marble, heroic size, 
with long beard, a turban on his head, and enveloped in flowing 

146 




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ALEXANDER LYMAN HOLLEY 

BY 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I 34 



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APPELLATE COURT — CONTINUED 

CENTER OF TWENTY ! REET FAfADE 

.•bl)i ,URES 

T OF LAW 

ARTIST 
MENRY NIEHAUS, N.A. 
1865- 



1n the center 
woman sits eni: 
hold tablets 
right bearin 



iment above the portico the figure of a 
a classic garb and mantle. Her hands 
he arms of the throne. The one on her 



LEX 
SCRIPTA 



TRADJIA 

At tl' throne are kneeling v '" 

one ' I ring a sword and wre 

swor In the right and ners 01 

ar- -ide figures. The i... . . ..d fiw.ii 

r holding in his right hand a ' 

i i he '! the ri ' ' 

i iih a loi , d. Hir 

with scrolls; he peruses an un; is left hand. 

him is an o" ' ' "cd on a cresc^i<i. 



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: BALUSTRADE CATALOGUED IN 
KOM LEFT TO RIGH; 

)HAMMED 
s 70-63 2 

> MOHAMMEDANISM 

nsT 

I LOPEZ, A.N. A. 
■r)o6 

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whire marble, heroic size, 
nd enveloped in flowing 



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APPELLATE COURT— CONTINUED 

TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 

oriental draperies, stands in easy posture, his weight resting on his 
left foot. His right hand grasps a scimeter, and with his arms and 
left hand he presses the Koran against his left breast. 

signed: CHARLES A. LOPEZ SCULPTOR 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



ZOROASTER 

660 B.C.-583 B.C. 
FOUNDER OF THE PERSO-IRANIAN NATIONAL RELIGION 

ARTIST 
EDWARD CLARK POTTER, N.A. 

The next one, in white marble, heroic size, is a bearded figure 
in Persian robes, with a mantle enveloping his left arm and 
shoulders and wearing a helmet. His right arm is raised in gest- 
ure, and his left grasps a goblet, from which a flame issues. 

signed: e. c. potter sculptor '99 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



ALFRED THE GREAT 

849-90 1 

king of THE WEST SAXONS, 871-901 

artist 
jonathan scott hartley, n.a. 

1845- 

This is a white marble figure, heroic size, clad in a loose Saxon 
tunic and buskins, with long mantle falling over his shoulders to 
the ground. He wears the crown of England. His right hand 
grasps a sword, his left, a book. 

signed: J. S. HARTLEY SCULPTOR 99 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 

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APPELLATE COURT— CONTINUED 

TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 

LYCURGUS 

LIVED ABOUT THE NINTH CENTURY, B.C. 
A SPARTAN LAWGIVER 

ARTIST 

GEORGE EDWIN BISSELL 

1839- 

This is a white marble figure, heroic size, with a cloak thrown 
over his left shoulder while his right is shown clothed in armor. 
His right hand holds a scroll. 

signed: GEO. E. BISSELL SCULPTOR I9OO 

Purchased by the City in 1900, 

JUSTICE 

ARTIST 

DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH, N.A. 

1850- 

The central figure of a group, Justice, in white marble, heroic 
size, standing erect, is enveloped in a classic robe. Her bare arms 
are outstretched, and she holds in her hands two torches at the 
same height as her head. On either side is a seated male figure; 
the one to her right, typifying Power, is entirely nude, and sits in 
an easy position with his foot crossed over his knee; the other, 
typifying Study, nude to the waist, sits with both hands holding 
an open book, on his knees. 

Purchased by the City in 1900. 

SOLON 

638 B.C.-559 ^^^^ 

AN ATHENIAN LAWGIVER 

ARTIST 

HERBERT ADAMS, N.A. 

1858- 

To the right of Justice is Solon, a standing figure. In white mar- 
ble, heroic size, with cloak thrown over his left shoulder. His 

148 






WASHINGTON ARCH 

BY 
STANFORD WHITE 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 36 



kKS of art— sculpture 
,TE rnrRT— CONTINUED 

rWENTY-Fli IH STREET FAf^ADE 

LYCURGUS 

LIVED ABOUT THE NINTH CENTURY, B.C. 
A SPARTAN LAWGIVER 

ARTIST 

GEORGE EDWIN BISSELL 

.839- 

This is a white marble figure, heroic size, with a cloak thrown 
his Irfr shoulder while his right is shown clothed in armor. 
!-i .\\d holds a scroll. 

signed: GEO. E. BISSELL SCULPTOR I9OO 

Purchased by the City in 1900. 

ARTIST 
DANIEL CHESTER !■!■ -A. 

entral figure of a group, 

ig erect, is enveloped ia ..^ ajr.i:> 

ched, and she holds in h^. .. ^ at the 

. as her head. On either side is a seated male figure; 
her right, typifying Power, is entirely nude, and sits in 
,ition with his foot crossed over his knee; the other, 
;udy, nude to the waist, sits with both hands holding 
k, on his knees. 
1 by the City in 1900. 

SOLON 

638 B.C.-559 B.C. 
AN ATHENIAN LAWGIVER 

ARTIST 

HERBERT ADAMS, N.A. 

1858- 

To the rig.'u t. '" i. a standing figure, m wltite mar- 

ble, heroic size, vv iwn over his left shoulder. His 

H351A l40TpKlH2AW 
Ya 

3TIHW a5JOTWAT2 



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APPELLATE COURT — CONTINUED 

TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 

right hand grasps a scroll, his left is extended in gesture in the 
manner of a Greek orator. 

signed: H. ADAMS sc. 99 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



LOUIS IX 

121 5-1270 

KING OF FRANCE, 1226-70 

ARTIST 
JOHN DONOGHUE 

1853- 

The second figure to the right of Justice is Louis IX of France, 
commonly known as St. Louis, a white marble statue, heroic size. 
He stands erect, bearing in his left hand the scepter, in his right a 
charter. His robe is partially covered by the heavy royal cloak, 
fastened with a clasp on his right shoulder. 

signed: J. DONOGHUE SC. 99 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



MANU 

MYTHICAL AUTHOR OF "THE LAWS OF MANU " 

ARTIST 

HENRY AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN 

1870- 

The third figure to the right of Justice, is Manu, in white marble, 
heroic size. A mantle of heavy material falls from his head, cover- 
ing his body except the face. His left arm is bare and upon his 
right rests a seated image of Brahma. 

signed: LUKEMAN. SC. '99' 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 

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APPELLATE COURT — CONTINUED 

TWENTY-FIFTH STREET FAfADE 

FLAVIUS ANICIUS JUSTINIAN 

483-565 

BYZANTINE EMPEROR, 527-565 

ARTIST 
HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 

1857- 

The last figure is Justinian, in white marble, heroic size. He 
is represented in Roman costume, with the toga thrown over his 
left shoulder and hanging over his right forearm. In his other 
hand he holds a scroll, and his left is pressed against his side. 

signed: h. k. bush-brown 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 

MADISON AVENUE FAfADE 

FIGURES ON THE ROO F - B A L U ST R A D E , CATALOGUED IN 
ORDER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

CONFUCIUS 

550 B.C.-478 B.C. 

A CHINESE PHILOSOPHER 

ARTIST 
PHILIP MARTINY, A.N.A. 
1858- 

This is a figure in white marble, heroic size, clad in an em- 
broidered Chinese robe with loose sleeves, and a crown-like cap. 
His left hand grasps a scroll and his right clutches his beard. 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 

PEACE 

ARTIST 

KARL FRANCIS THEODORE BITTER, N.A. 

1868- 

In the center is the figure of a woman, heroic size, standing erect 
in classic garb with forearms raised and holding a dove in her right 

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN 

BY 
HENRY KIRKE BROWN, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 37 



F ART— SCULPTURE 

OURT — CONTINUED 

-nt-TH "^ ' ADE 

r LAVIUS A^ ■ JUSTINIAN 

BYZANTINl KOR, 527-565 

ARTIST 
!RKE BUSH-BROWN 
1857- 

inian, in white marble, heroic size. He 
costume, with the toga thrown over his 
ig over his right forearm. In his other 
id his left is pressed against his side. 

to: H. K. bu.<;h-rr()wn 

in 1800. 

-ON AVEN' 
ROOF-BALUSTRADE, CATALOGUED IN 

ER FROM - ~ " rur 

CON' 

■ B.C.-4'Jc B.C. 
. ESE PHIIOSOPHF.R 

ARTISi 
MARTIN Y, 

1858- 

•■?. marble, heroic size, clad in an em- 
1 loose sleeves, and a crown-like cap. 
: and his right clutches his beard. 

1800. 

PEACE 

ARTIST 

OORE BITTER, N.A. 

HJODHIJ MAHA^ISA 

Ya-Mi, liLioic size, standing erect 



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MADISON AVENUE FACADE 

hand. To the right sits a nude figure of a man of powerful phy- 
sique with his right arm resting on a fasces and his left reposing on 
his knee. To the left is a seated female figure, nude to the waist, 
with her left hand holding a vase filled with fruit and her right 
supporting a globe upon her knee. 

signed: KARL BITTER SC. 99 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



MOSES 

HEBREW LAWGIVER 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM COUPER 

1853- 

The figure to the right of Peace, with long, flowing beard, is Moses, 
in white marble, heroic size. He wears a belted robe of heavy 
fabric and his powerfully developed arms are bare. His left hand 
clutches his robe, his right, the tablets of the law. 

signed: wm couper 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



FOUR caryatids SUPPORTING THE IONIC CAPITALS UPON 
WHICH THE CORNICE OF THE ROOF RESTS, CATA- 
LOGUED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 

ARTIST 

THOMAS SHIELDS CLARKE, A.N.A. 

1860- 

WINTER 

A WHITE marble statue, heroic size, with her head and arms en- 
veloped in a heavy cloak. To her left is a censer, from which a 
flame arises. 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 

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APPELLATE COURT— CONTINUED 

MADISON AVENUE FAfADE 

AUTUMN 

This figure, in white marble, heroic size, bears in her hands clus- 
ters of grapes. 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



SUMMER 

This is a figure, in white marble, heroic size, holding in her hand 
a sickle and ears of wheat. 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



SPRING 

The last figure is Spring, in white marble, heroic size. She is 
nude to the waist, with her hands hanging at her sides, grasping a 
long garland. 

Purchased by the City in 1899. 



MAIN HALL 

CHARLES O'CONOR 

1 804- 1 884 

AN AMERICAN LAWYER 

ARTIST 

JAMES WILSON ALEXANDER MACDONALD 

I 824- 1 908 

This is a white marble bust, life size, in classic drapery, of a 
bearded gentleman, with his face turned to the right. 

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MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 

BY 
FREDERIC AUGUSTE BARTHOLDI 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 37 



RKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

oT-^CONTINUED 

n whit I'oic size, bears in her hands clus- 

■)9- 



SUMMER 
irble, heroic size, holding in her hand 

Ay in 1899. 



SPRiiNo 

'ng, in white marble, ! 
T hands hanging at i: 



MAIN HALL 

ilARLES O'CONOR 
1 804- 1 884 

■Si AMERICAN LAWYER 

ARTIST 

■ ALEXANDER MACDONALD 

'ii '^ classic drapery, of a 

3TT3YA^AJ aq,,eiU05?AJ^ight. 

YH 
ia.lOIII5IAa 3T2UOUA OIJIHOHin 

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BELLEVUE HOSPITAL 

MAIN BUILDING 

AUSTIN FLINT TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN • MEMORY 

OF 

AUSTIN • FLINT • M. D. LL. D. 

BORN • OCT. 20 • l8l2 - DIED ■ MARCH ■ 13- 1 886. 

O 

ENTERING • THE • PROFESSION 

WITH • BROAD • CULTURE • AND • THOROUGH • EDUCATION 

HE • REMAINED • AN • ACTIVE • PHYSICIAN 

TO • THE • LAST • DAY • OF • HIS • LIFE. 

AS • A ■ MEDICAL • WRITER • HE ■ ADDED 

TO ■ THE • KNOWLEDGE ■ OF ■ THE • MEDICAL • PROFESSION 

AND • TO • MEDICAL • SCIENCE. 

AS • A • TEACHER • HE • WAS • LOVED • AND • RESPECTED 

BY • THOUSANDS • OF • PUPILS ■ IN ■ ALL • PARTS OF • THE 

COUNTRY. 

AS • A • PHYSICIAN • TO • BELLEVUE • HOSPITAL 

FOR • TWENTY-FIVE ■ YEARS ■ HE ■ CONTRIBUTED • LARGELY 

TO • ITS • REPUTATION • BY ■ HIS • CHARACTER 

ACQUIREMENTS ■ LABORS • AND ■ WISE • COUNSELS. 

ERECTED ■ BY • THE • COMMISSIONERS • OF • PUBLIC • CHARITIES • 

AND- CORRECTION 



H. H. Porter, President. Thos. S. Brennan. Chas. E. Simmons. 



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MAIN BUILDING 

ALFRED LEBBEUS LOOMIS TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

ALFRED LEBBEUS LOOMIS M. D. LL. D. 

BORN OCT. l6, 1830 - DIED JAN. 23, 1895. 



A MAN OF RARE ATTAINMENTS. 
HE HAD A STRONG WILL, UNTIRING INDUSTRY 

AND DIRECTNESS OF PURPOSE. 
THESE TRAITS, WITH HIS WELL ORDERED AND 

RESOURCEFUL MIND MADE HIM ONE OF THE 

ABLEST OF HIS PROFESSION AND WON FOR HIM 

ITS HIGHEST HONORS. 

HE MADE MANY VALUABLE ADDITIONS TO MEDICAL 

LITERATURE, AND BY HIS UNUSUAL POWERS AS A 

TEACHER AND PRACTITIONER OF MEDICINE, COMPELLED 

THE ADMIRATION AND CONFIDENCE OF ALL WHO CAME 

IN CONTACT WITH HIM. 

THIS HOSPITAL ESPECIALLY IS INDEBTED TO HIM 

FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS OF FAITHFUL WORK. 

BY REASON OF HIS SERVICE IN ITS AMPHITHEATRE 

AND IN ITS WARDS HE ADDED NOT ONLY TO ITS 

RENOWN AS A CENTRE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, 

BUT TO ITS GLORY AS A REFUGE FOR THE SICK. 



ERECTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION. 



•54 




GEORGE WASHINGTON 

BY 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I 38 



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BELLEVUt HOSPITAL — CONTINUED 

MAIN BUILDING 

ALFRED LEBBEUS LOOMIS TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

ALFRED LEBBEUS LOOMIS M. D. LL. D. 

BORN OCT. 1 6, 1830 - DIED JAN. 23, 1 895. 

A MAN OF RARE ATTAINMENTS. 
HE HAD A STRONG WILL, UNTIRING INDUSTRY 

AND DIRECTNESS OF PliWPOQP 
THESE TRAITS, WITH H 

RESOURCEFUL MIND M 

ABLEST OF HIS PROFESSION AND WON FOR HIM 

ITS HIGHEST HONORS. 

HE MADE MANY VALUABLE ADDITIONS TO MEDICAL 

LITERATURE, AND BY HIS UNUSUAL POWERS AS A 

EACHER AND PRACTITIONER OF MEDICINE, COMPELLED 

)1E ADMIRATION AND CONFIDENCE OF ALL WHO CAME 

IN CONTACT WITH HIM. 

THIS HOSPITAL ESPECIALLY IS INDEBTED TO HIM 

FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS OF FAITHFUL WORK. 

BY REASON OF HIS SERVICE IN ITS AMPHITHEATRE 

AND IN ITS WARDS HE ADDED NOT ONLY TO ITS 

RENOWN AS A CENTRE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, 

T- TO ITS GFORY AS A REFUGE FOR THE SICK. 

HE COMMISSIONERS OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION. 



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BELLEVUE HOSPITAL — CONTINUED 

MAIN BUILDING 

VALENTINE MOTT TABLET 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORIAM 

VALENTINE MOTT, M. D., LL.D. 

BORN AUG. 20th 1785, DIED APRIL 26th 1865. 

A PIONEER IN SURGERY, OF WORLD-WIDE FAME; 

HIS MEMORY 

IS EMBALMED IN THE OPERATIONS WHICH HE DEVISED, 

IN THE FAR REACHING INFLUENCE OF HIS INSTRUCTIONS, 

AND THE KINDLY RECOLLECTIONS OF HIS LIFE. 

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF HIS VALUABLE AND VOLUNTARY 

SERVICES 

DURING A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN YEARS 

AS 

CONSULTING SURGEON OF BELLEVUE HOSPITAL, 

THIS TABLET 

HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE 

Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction 

of the 

City of New York 

A. D. 1866. 



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BELLEVUE HOSPITAL— CONTINUED 

MAIN BUILDING 

LEWIS ALBERT SAYRE TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

LEWIS ALBERT SAYRE, M. D. 

BORN FEB. 29, 1820 - DIED SEPT, 21, I9OO. 



A MAN OF SYMPATHETIC NATURE, 

OF FERTILE RESOURCE AND OF 

INDOMITABLE ENERGY, 

WHOSE ZEALOUS ATTENTION TO THE 

UNFORTUNATE IN THIS INSTITUTION 

FOR NEARLY HALF A CENTURY 

ESTABLISHED FOR HIM A GREAT NAME, 

FOR THE PROFESSION, INCREASED 

RESPECT AND HONOR, 

AND FOR BELLEVUE HOSPITAL AND THE 

COMMONWEALTH, ADVANCED RENOWN 

IN BENEFICENT LABOR AND 

SURGICAL ATTAINMENT. 



THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE 

THE MANY VIRTUES OF DR. SAYRE AND HIS 

DEVOTION TO THE POOR WITHIN THESE WALLS 

BY THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC CHARITIES. 



JOHN W. KELLER, COMMISSIONER. 



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BY 
KARL ADOLF DONNDORF 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 39 



OF ART— SCULPTURE 



LvUE HOSJ ' iAi.— CONTINUED 

M^!V BUILDING 

LEW '-RT SAYRE TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

LEWIS ALBERT SAYRE, M. D. 

BOH 29, 1820- DIED SEPT. -• "^00. 



A MAN OF SYMPA CRE, 

-■■■ -ERTILE RESu- - 

INDOMITABLE E 
SE ZEALOUS ATTEN NUN 
.)RTUNATE IN THIS INSTI'l 
OR NEARLY HALF A CENTURY 
L.ISHED FOR HIM A GREAT NAME, 
^. THE PROFESSION, INCREASED 
RESPECT AND HONOR, 
AND FOR BELLEVUE HOSPITAL AND THE 
COMMONWEALTH, ADVANCED RENOWN 
IN BENEFICENT LABOR AND 
SURGICAL ATTAINMENT. 



THIS TABLF' ^ FRECTED TO COMMEMORATE 
THE MANY OF DR. SAYRE AND HIS 

TION TO MM i-OOR WITHIN THESE WALLS 
HE C0MMIS''1OK'j:r of PUBLIC CHARITIES. 

)OHN W, roMMISSIONER. 



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BELLEVUE HOSPITAL— CONTINUED 



MAIN BUILDING 

JAMES RUSHMORE WOOD TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN MEMORIAM 

JAMES RUSHMORE WOOD, M. D. L.L. D. 

BORN SEPTEMBER 14th 1816. 

DIED MAY 4th 1882. 

A TRUE REFORMER IN SURGERY, A TEACHER CELEBRATED FOR THE 

UNION 
OF CLINICAL AND DIDACTIC INSTRUCTION, AN UNSURPASSED OPERA- 
TOR, A STAUNCH 
FRIEND IN MISFORTUNE. 
HIS MEMORY 
WILL EVER LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THE POOR, TO 
WHOM HE WAS ALWAYS A GENEROUS FRIEND IN THE 
PROFESSION WHICH HE HAS DONE SO MUCH TO ADVANCE 
AND IN THE AFFECTIONS OF THE MEDICAL STUDENTS 
IN WHOM HE ALWAYS FELT THE WARMEST INTEREST. 

IN KINDLY REMEMBRANCE 

OF HIS FAITHFUL AND UNTIRING SERVICES 

DURING THE PERIOD OF 

THIRTY FIVE YEARS 

AS ATTENDING SURGEON 

TO BELLEVUE HOSPITAL. 

THIS TABLET 

HAS BEEN ERECTED 

BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC CHARITIES AND CORRECTION, 

CITY OF NEW YORK. 



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GREELEY SQUARE 

HORACE GREELEY 

1811-1872 

FOUNDED THE NEW YORK "TRIBUNE," 1841 

ARTIST 
ALEXANDER DOYLE 

1857- 

A FIGURE, heroic size, in bronze, is seated in an armchair of the 
same material, on a granite pedestal. His face, fringed with 
whiskers, is turned slightly to the left, and his thoughtful eyes look 
straight ahead. His left arm rests on the arm of the chair, and 
his right hand, holding a copy of a newspaper, hangs at his side. 

signed: ALEX. DOYLE. SCULPTOR 

Given to the City in 1890. 

JERRY McAULEY FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

An iron box, 4 feet square by 10 feet high. Front ornamented 
with two contorted dolphins, from whose mouths water runs into 
a semicircular basin for horses. Rear ornamented with two 
hands, holding a cup out of which water flows into a basin. 

INSCRIPTION 

ERECTED BY 
THE FRIENDS OF 
JERRY Mf'AULEY. 

I WILL GIVE 

UNTO HIM 

THAT IS 

ATHIRST, 

OF THE 

FOUNTAIN 

OF THE 

WATER OF 

LIFE FREELY. 

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HUitAi.i. GREELEY 
i8i 1-1872 

FOUNDEi eW YORK "TRIBUNE," 184I 

ARTIST 
ALEXANDER DOYLE 

1857- 

A FiGi -nc size, in bronze, is seated in an armchair of the 

same m on a granite pedestal. His face, fringed with 

whisker? led slightly to the left, and his thoughtful eyes look 

straight ..u .1... His left arm rests on the arm of the chair, and 
his right band, holding a copy of a newspaper, hangs at his side. 

H signed: ALEX. DOYLE. SCULPTOR 

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^ I S JERRY McAUU ' AIN 

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£ c fetli iwo contorted dolphins, 1 uths water runs into 

1 -^ a. semicircular basin for he rnamented with two 

2 o Bnds, holding a cup out of which water liov- < basin. 



INSCRIPTION 

erected BY 
THE friends of 
JERRY Mf^AULEY. 

1 WILL L.1VE 

UNTO HIM 

THAT IS 

ATHIRST, 

OF THE 

FOUNTAIN 

OF THE 

WATER OF 

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HERALD SQUARE 

WILLIAM EARL DODGE 
1 80 5- 1 883 

AN AMERICAN MERCHANT AND PHILANTHROPIST 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

A FIGURE, heroic size, in bronze, stands in an easy attitude with 
the right elbow resting on books lying on a fluted, bronze column, 
and the left hand clasping the right. His right foot is advanced 
with the knee bent, and his face is turned upward, with the eyes 
looking straight ahead. 

signed: j. q. a. ward sculptor 1885 
inscriptions 
william earl dodge 



ERECTED BY 

VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION 

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW YORK 

1885. 



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FOURTH AVENUE 

NEAR THIRTY-SEVENTH STREET 

*MARY LINDLEY MURRAY TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN HONOR OF 

MARY LINDLEY MURRAY 

WIFE OF ROBERT MURRAY 

FOR SERVICES RENDERED HER COUNTRY 

DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 

ENTERTAINING AT HER HOME, ON THIS SITE, 

GEN. HOWE AND HIS OFFICERS, UNTIL THE 

AMERICAN TROOPS UNDER GEN. PUTNAM ESCAPED. 



SEPTEMBER I 5, I776 NOVEMBER 25, 1903. 



ERECTED BY 
KNICKERBOCKER CHAPTER, NEW YORK CITY. 
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 



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WILLIAM JENKINS WORTH 

BY 
JAMES GOODWIN BATTERSON 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I43 



ORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 



FOURTH AVENUE 

^'RTY-SEVENTH STREET 

*MAR^ LiNDLEY MURRAY TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

IN }■■ 
MARY LIN 
WIFE OF Rv 
FOR SERVICES RENDERbD KBh COUNTRY 
DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 
ENTERTAINING AT HER HOME, ON THIS SITI 
GEN. HOWE AND HIS OFFICERS, UNTIL THfc 
AMERICAN TROOPS UNDER GEN. PUT\'4iM F SCAPED. 



SEPTEMBEP 1776 ■ *? 25, 1903. 

ERECTED BY 
KNICKERBOCKER CHAPTER, NEW YORK CITY. 
DAUG; )F THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 



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BRYANT PARK 

WASHINGTON IRVING 

1783-1859 

AN AMERICAN HISTORIAN, ESSAYIST AND NOVELIST 

ARTIST 
FRIEDRICH BEER 

1846- 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, with low-cut waistcoat, high collar, 
and a stock, rests on a pedestal made of a wooden frame covered 
with sheets of bronze. 

signed: beer 1885 
Given to the City in 1885. 

inscriptions 

washington 

IRVING 
BORN 1783 - DIED 1859. 



JAMES MARION SIMS 
1813-1883 

AN AMERICAN SURGEON 

ARTIST 
FERDINAND VON MILLER 

1842- 

A BRONZE statue, heroic size, of a gentleman wearing a loosely 
fitting overcoat thrown back on both sides, showing a tightly fitting 
frock coat beneath, stands on a high granite pedestal, with the 
right foot advanced, the right hand held to the breast, while the 
left, holding a roll of manuscript, hangs naturally at his side. His 
face is turned to the left and his eyes look straight ahead. 

signed: VON MILLER FEC. MIJnCHEN 1892 

Given to the City in 1892. 

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BRYANT PARK— CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTIONS 
J. MARION SIMS M. D. LL. D. 

Born in South Carolina, 1813 
Died in New York City, 1883. 



SURGEON AND PHILANTHROPIST 



FOUNDER OF THE WOMAN S 
HOSPITAL STATE OF N. Y. 



HIS BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENTS 

CARRIED THE FAME OF 

AMERICAN SURGERY 

THROUGHOUT THE CIVILIZED WORLD. 



IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICES IN THE CAUSE OF 

SCIENCE AND MANKIND 

HE RECEIVED THE HIGHEST HONORS 

IN THE GIFT OF HIS COUNTRYMEN 

AND DECORATIONS FROM THE GOVERNMENTS OF 

FRANCE, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, BELGIUM 

& ITALY. 



PRESENTED 
TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 

BY 

HIS PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS, 

LOVING PARENTS 

AND 

MANY ADMIRERS, 

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 



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HORACE GREELEY 

BY 
ALEXANDER DOYLE 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE I 58 



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PARK— CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTIONS 
J. MARION SIMS M. D. LL. D. 

Born in South Carolina, 1813 
Died in New York City, 1883. 

SURGEON AND PHILANTHROPIST 



FOUNDER OF THE WOMAN S 
HOSPITAL STATE OF N. Y. 



HIS BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENTS 

CARRIED THE FAME OF 

AMERICAN SURGERY 

THROUGHOUT THE CIVILIZED WORLD. 



jNITION of HIS SERV: ; !<;e OF 

SCIENCE AN' 
HE RECEIVED TH. 
IN THE GIFT OF HIS 

ORATIONS FROM TH tNTS OF 

MCE, PORTUGAL, Si iUM 

& ITALY. 

PRESENTED 
TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 

BY 

HIS PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS, 

LOVING PARENTS 

AND 

MANY ADMIRERS, 

v'.rcOUGHOUT THE WORLD. 



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CENTRAL PARK 

AT FIFTY-NINTH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE ENTRANCE 

* WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN 
1 820- 1 89 1 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED STATES ARMY, 1 869-84 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS, N.A. 

1 848- 1 907 

This is an equestrian statue in bronze, gilded, heroic size, in 
front of which marches a winged female figure with a palm branch 
in the left hand and with the uplifted right hand pointing forward. 
With his military cape fluttenng in the breeze, the General sits 
erect with his face and eyes to the front. His right hand, holding 
a hat, hangs at his side, and with his left hand holding the reins 
he guides his spirited charger in its rapid walk. The low pedestal 
of polished granite is ornamented on each side with three bronze 
wreaths, and its massive base is approached by three broad, low 
steps. 

SIGNED: AVGVSTVS • SAINT-GAVDENS • M • C • M • III 

Given to the City in 1903. 

INSCRIPTION 

TO GENERAL 

WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN 

BORN FEB 8 1820 

DIED FEB 14 1891 

ERECTED BY CITIZENS OF NEW YORK 

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 



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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 

1 446- 1 506 

THE DISCOVERER OF AMERICA 

ARTIST 
GAETANO RUSSO 

A MONUMENTAL granite column standing on a rectangular 
pedestal with a series of bases is surmounted by a colossal white 
marble figure dressed in an ample cloak and wearing a small cap, 
below which his long hair is conspicuous. His face is turned to 
the right and his right hand hangs at his side, while his left rests 
against his hip. A series of three bronze prows project from two 
opposite sides of the column and the other two sides are orna- 
mented with two bronze anchors. The front of the pedestal is 
adorned with a winged figure of a youth, heroic size, in white 
Tnarble who is examining a terrestrial globe. Below this figure is 
a bronze tablet six feet long by two feet wide representing the 
landing of Columbus in high relief, and on the opposite side of the 
pedestal a similar bronze tablet represents Columbus leaving Spain. 
Above this is a screaming bronze eagle holding two shields. 

signed: g. russo. invento e scolpi ROMA 1894 

INSCRIPTIONS 

HIGH UP ON SHAFT 

A 
CHRISTOFORO COLOMBO 



WEST SIDE OF PEDESTAL 

A 

CHRISTOFORO COLOMBO 

GL' ITALIAN! RESIDENTI IN AMERICA 

IRRISO PRIMA 

MINACCIATO DURANTE IL VIAGGIO 

INCATENATO DOPO 

SAPENDO ESSER GENEROSO QUANTO OPPRESSO 

DONAVA UN MONDO AL MONDO 

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BY 
FRIEDRICH BEER 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l6l 



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RAL PARK --NTINUED 

AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 
1446-1506 

COVERER OF AMERICA 

ARTIST 
GAETANO RUSSO 

'.A> granite column standing on a rectangular 
: series of bases is surmounted by a colossal white 
iressed in an ample cloak and weanng a small cap. 
IS long hair is conspicuous. His face is turned to 
iis right hand hangs at his side, while his left rests 
A series of three bronze prows project from two 
of the column and the other two sides are orna- 

with two bronze anc- '"t of the pedestal is 

, with a winged f.gur. H^ro,c size, in white 

who is examining a terrestn.. ' "^ th 

e tablet six feet long by twu -: -''' ^^e 

of Columbus in high relief, and ( 

! a similar bronze tablet r. -P-^i"- 

ve this is a screaming bronze — 

signed: g. rus';o invpnto ^94 

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A 
CHRISTOFORO COLOMBO 



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A 
CHRISTOFORO COLOMB< 
ALIANI RESIDENTI IN AMERICA 



IRRISO PRIMA 

DURANTE IL VIAGGlO 
TENATO DOPO 

CNEROSO QUANTO OPPRESSO 
1 MOMDO AL MONDO 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

la gioia e la gloria 

non ebbero mai piu sollenne grido 

di quello che risuono in vista 

della prima isola americana 

terra! terra! 



NEL 12 OTTOBRE 1 892 

QUARTO CENTENARIO 

DELLA SCOPERTA d'aMERICA 

A IMPERITURA MEMORIA 



EAST SIDE OF PEDESTAL 

TO 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 
THE ITALIANS RESIDENT IN AMERICA 

SCOFFED AT BEFORE, 
DURING THE VOYAGE, MENACED, 

AFTER IT, CHAINED, 
AS GENEROUS AS OPPRESSED, 
TO THE WORLD HE GAVE A WORLD. 



joy and glory 

never uttered a more thrilling call 

than that which resounded 

from the conquered ocean 

in sight of the first american island 

land! land! 



ON THE XII OF OCTOBER MDCCCXCII 

THE FOURTH CENTENARY 

OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 

IN IMPERISHABLE REMEMBRANCE 



WEST SIDE OF BASE 

Per iniziativa 

del Progresso I talc Americano 

II prime giornale Italiano quotidiano 

negji Stati Uniti 

Cav. Carlo Barsotti Editora e Proprietario 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

NEAR THE PLAZA ENTRANCE 

FRIEDRICH HEINRICH ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT 

1 769- 1 859 

A CELEBRATED GERMAN SCIENTIST AND AUTHOR 

ARTIST 

GUSTAV BLAESER 

181 3-1874 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands with the face and 
eyes to the front, on a simple granite pedestal. 

signed: gust, blaeser. fec. berlin 1869 

Given to the City in 1869. 

INSCRIPTION 
ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT 



NEAR THE PLAZA ENTRANCE 

THOMAS MOORE 

1779-1852 

AN IRISH POET 

ARTIST 
D. B. SHEAHAN 

Dressed in a coat with broad collar, partly concealed by a 
cloak draped about the shoulders, is a bronze bust, heroic size, 
standing on a simple granite pedestal. 

signed: D. B. SHEAHAN SCULPT NEW YORK 1879 

Given to the City in 1879. 

INSCRIPTION 

MOORE 
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1769-1859 

cPRA HD GERMAN SCIENTIST AND AUTHOR 

ARTIST 

GUSTAV BLAESER 

1813-1874 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands with the face and 
eyes to the front, on a simple granite pedestal. 

signed: gust, blaeser. fec. berlin 1869 

to the City in 1869. 



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NEAR THE PLAZ iANCE 

THOMAS MOORE 

1779-1852 

_ AN IRISH POET 

ARTIST 
D. B. SHEAHAN 

Dressed in a coat with broad collar, partly concealed by a 
.;Hk draped about the shoulders, is a bronze bust, heroic size, 
ing on a simple granite pedestal. 

signed: D, B. SHEAHAN sculpt NEW YORK 1 879 

to the City in 1879. 

inscription 

MOORE 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

NEAR COLUMBUS CIRCLE ENTRANCE 

COMMERCE 

ARTIST 

JULES FESQUET 

I 836- 1 882 

Clad in a stola, with its ample folds across the left arm, a bronze 
female figure, heroic size, stands on a simple granite pedestal. On 
her head is a castellated crown encircled by ears of corn; in the 
hollow of her left arm she holds a caduceus; her right hand rests on 
a rudder standing at her side, and her right foot is advanced with 
the knee bent. 

signed: J. FESQUET. PARIS. 1864 

Given to the City in 1864. 

SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE MALL 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 
1 446- 1 506 

THE DISCOVERER OF AMERICA, 1492 

ARTIST 
J. SU?JOL 

Dressed in a heavy fur-trimmed sleeveless coat over a tunic, a 
bronze figure, heroic size, stands on a granite pedestal. His face 
is lifted as if in supplication, with the eyes gazing upward. His 
right hand clasps a flag furled about its staff standing at his side, 
while his left is extended in a supplicatory gesture. A terrestrial 
globe rests on a capstan wound with cable at his right. 

signed: j. sunol 

inscription 

columbus 

presented by citizens of new YORK 

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 

FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE 

DISCOVERY OF THE NEW WORLD 

OCTOBER 1492 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE MALL 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 

1 564-1616 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

Standing on a granite pedestal, in a thoughtful attitude, with 
the head inclined forward, a small book held against the breast 
with the right hand, and the left hand resting against the hip, is a 
figure in bronze, heroic size. He is dressed in doublet and hose, 
with a short cloak hanging from his shoulders, and his right foot 
is advanced so that the weight of the body is on the left. 

signed: j. q. a. ward, 1870 
inscription 

erected by 
citizens of new york 

APRIL 23 1864 

THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE BIRTH OF 

SHAKESPEARE. 

NEAR SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE MALL 

INDIAN HUNTER 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

WiTH long, unkempt hair, and clad only with a skin about the 
loins, a bronze figure, heroic size, stands on a simple granite pedes- 
tal. He leans forward on the right leg with the knee bent, and 
his left leg is extended backward, with the toes just touching the 
plinth. His face is turned to the left, and his keen eyes look 
straight ahead. In his left hand he holds a bow and arrow, and 
his right hand grasps the neck of a dog standing alert at his side. 

signed: j. q. a. ward sculptor, n. y. 1866 

Given to the City in 1868. 

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WORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

»NTINUED 

\0 THE- MALL 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 
1364-1616 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

.G on a granite pedestal, in a thoughtful attitude, with 

'■r -■ forward, a small book held against the breast 

.;d, and the left hand resting against the hip, is a 

n bronze, heroic size. He is dressed in doublet and hose, 

short cloak hanging from his shoulders, and his right toot 

" that the weight of the body is on the left. 

signed: j. .vard, 1870 

CO 

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ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A, 

1830- 

unkempt hair, and clad only with a skin about the 

e figure, heroic size, stands on a simple granite pedes- 

(i-yr' ard on the right leg with the knee bent, and 

raci-ued backward, with the toes just touching the 

face is turned to the left, and his keen eyes look 

' In his left hand he holds a bow and arrow, and 

asps the neck of a dog standing alert at his side. 

WARD SCULPTOR. N. Y. 1866 

in 1868. 

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ON THE MALL 

ROBERT BURNS 

1 759-1 796 

SCOTTISH LYRIC POET 

ARTIST 
SIR JOHN STEELL 
1 804- 1 89 1 

This is a colossal bronze figure of the poet seated on a stump. His 
head is thrown back and inclined to the left, with the eyes looking 
up. About him is draped a voluminous mantle, and in his right 
hand he holds a quill pen before him, while his left arm hangs over 
a projecting branch of the stump. At his feet, near a plow-share, 
lies a scroll on which is engraved part of the poem "To Mary in 
Heaven." 

INSCRIPTIONS 
ROBERT BURNS 



PRESENTED 
TO THE 

city of new york 

by admirers of 

Scotia's peasant bard 

ON THE 1 2 1ST. anniversary 

of his birth 



Thou ling'ring star, with less'ning ray. 
That lov'st to greet the early morn, 

Again thou usher'st in the day 
My Mary from my soul was torn. 
O Mary! dear departed shade! 
Where is thy place of blissful rest? 
See'st thou thy lover lowly laid? 
Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast? 
That sacred hour can 1 forget. 
Can 1 forget the hallowed grove 
Where by the winding Ayr we met, 

parting love! 

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ON THE MALL 

SIR WALTER SCOTT 

1771-1832 

FAMOUS SCOTTISH NOVELIST AND POET 

ARTIST 

SIR JOHN STEELL 

1 804- 1 89 1 

Wrapped in a voluminous mantle, with the head inclined for- 
ward in thoughtful attitude, a colossal bronze figure is seated on a 
rock resting on a granite pedestal. His hands clasp a book in his 
lap, and in the right is a pencil. A dog in bronze lies at his feet, 
with its nose pointed up toward its master. 

signed: jn. steell r.s.a. sculpt, edinr. 1871 
inscription 
walter scott 



PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY RESIDENT SCOTSMEN AND THEIR SONS 

ON 15th AUGUST 1871; 

THE lOOTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF 

SIR WALTER SCOTT. BARONET. 



ON THE MALL 

FITZ-GREENE HALLECK 

1 790- 1 867 

AN AMERICAN POET 

ARTIST 

JAMES WILSON ALEXANDER MacDONALD 

I 824- 1 908 

This is a bronze figure, heroic size, seated with crossed legs, and 
with a cloak over the left shoulder extending across the lap and 

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 

BY 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 68 



WORK^ SCULPTURE 

r: PARK-CONTINUED 

ON THE MALL 

SIR WALTER SCOTT 

1771-1832 

F^MOt:^ SCOTTISH NOVELIST AND POET 

ARTIST 

SIR JOHN STEELL 

1804-1891 

\\ in a voluminous mantle, with the head inclined for- 

■ughtful attitude, a colossal bronze figure is seated on a 

' on a granite pedestal. His hands clasp a book in his 

the right is a pencil. A dog in bronze lies at his feet, 

..jsq pointed up toward its master. 

signed: jn. steell r.s.a. sculpi. vmm. 1871 

INS'^>-^ 

WALTER SCOTT 

PRESENTED TO THE 
BY RESIDENT SCO'^ 
ON 15^' 
THE lOOTH ANNIVERSAKV Ol- illi^ BlRTli OK 
SIR WALTER SCOTT. BARONET. 



ON THE MALL 

FITZ-GREENE HALLECK 

1 790- 1 867 

AN AMERICAN POET 

ARTIST 

JAMES WILSON ALEXANDER MacDONALD 

1 824- I 908 

YH 

.A.W .QHAW ^^AAaA Y3WIUQ WHO!. 

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falling to the plinth. His right hand, holding a pencil, is dropped 
at his side, while in his left he holds a tablet, and his face is turned 
to the right, with the eyes gazing upward. 

signed: WILSON MacDONALD SCULPTOR 1 876 

INSCRIPTION ' 

FITZ GREENE HALLECK 



NORTH END OF THE MALL 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
1 770- 1 827 

ARTIST 
HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, of a man with long thick hair, stands 
on a granite pedestal, the front of which is ornamented with a 
bronze harp encircled with a wreath. His face is turned to the left, 
and his eyes, slightly raised, look straight ahead. 

SIGNED: HENRY BAERER SCULPTOR. N. Y. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

BEETHOVEN 

ERECTED 

AND 

PRESENTED 

TO THE 

CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY THE 

BEETHOVEN MAENNERCHOR, 

ON THEIR 

25TH ANNIVERSARY 

JULY 22ND 1884. 

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WEST OF NORTH END OF THE MALL 

EAGLES AND PREY 

ARTIST 

CHRISTIAN FRATIN 

1 8 1 0- 1 864 

This is a bronze group consisting of two ferocious-looking eagles, 
with their wings spread and their talons about to seize a dead goat 
lying between them on a rock. 

signed: FRATIN VETHEUIL 185O 
INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED BY 

G. W. BURNHAM. 

MDCCCLXIII 

NORTHWEST OF THE MALL 

TIGRESS AND CUBS 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTE CAIN 

1 822- 1 894 

With head held high, a bronze tigress, heroic size, is striding 
over the rocks carrying by its wing a dead peacock with its long 
tail trailing beneath her feet. Two yelping cubs, with eyes fixed 
on the prey, are scrambling up the rock in front of their mother. 

signed: a. CAIN 1866 

Given to the City in 1867. 

NEAR WEST SEVENTY-SECOND STREET ENTRANCE 

THE FALCONER 

ARTIST 
GEORGE SIMONDS 

Dressed in a simple doublet and hose, a bronze figure, heroic 
size, stands with the right foot advanced, on a round granite 

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INDIAN HUNTER 

BY 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE l68 



LPTURE 

CONTINUED 

ICIH bNL) OF THE MALL 

r.AGLES AND PREY 

ARTIST 

CHRISTIAN FRAiiiN 
1810-1864 

.oiize group consisting of two ferocious-looking eagles, 
. ings spread and their talons about to seize a dead goat 
en them on a rock. 

FRATIN VETHEUIL 185O 



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INSCRIPTION 

PRESEN i 
G. W. BV 

MDCCCLXm 



NORTH WE? """~ " ' ' 

TIGREr 

AK ■ 
AUGUStb L.Al;S 

I 822- 1 894 

,.c>.. J high, a bronze tigrt- ize, is striding 

le rocks carrying by its wing a dead peacock with its long 
: •;. ■ ■ ' feet. Two yelping cubs, with eyes fixed 

Mig up the rock in front of their mother. 

signed: a. CAIN 1866 

the Git 

._^;pr-r.ND STREET ENTRANCE 

vLCONER 

\KTIS"' 

oiet at; • i>fonze figure, heroic 

foot a , on a round granite 

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pedestal. His body bends to the left, but his face is turned upward 
and to the right, while his eyes are fixed on a falcon with wings 
spread which he holds aloft in his gauntleted left hand. His right 
hand is held before his waist. 

signed: GEORGE SIMONDS ROMAE SC. MDCCCLXXI 

INSCRIPTION 

THE FALCONER 



PRESENTED BY GEORGE KEMP, MDCCCLXXII 



NEAR WEST SEVENTY-SECOND STREET ENTRANCE 

DANIEL WEBSTER 

1782-1852 

AN AMERICAN STATESMAN 

ARTIST 

THOMAS BALL 

1819- 

A COLOSSAL bronze figure, stands on a high granite pedestal with 
a small column at each corner of the dado. His face is turned 
slightly to the left and his right hand is thrust into the bosom of 
his dress-coat, while his left hangs at his side. At the left, an 
ample cloak is thrown over a low column. 

signed: THOMAS BALL INV. ET MOD. 
INSCRIPTIONS 

DANIEL WEBSTER 



LIBERTY AND UNION, 

NOW AND FOREVER, 

ONE AND INSEPARABLE. 

PRESENTED BY 
GORDON W. BURNHAM 
JULY IV. MDCCCLXXVI. 

'73 



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WEST WALK, OPPOSITE SIXTY-SIXTH STREET 

GIUSEPPE MAZZINI 

1805-1872 

AN ITALIAN PATRIOT AND REVOLUTIONIST 

ARTIST 
G. TURINI 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a simple granite 
pedestal. He wears a full beard and his face is turned slightly 
to the right with the eyes turned still more in the same direction. 

signed: g. turini sculptor new york 1876 
inscriptions 
giuseppe mazzini 



DIO E IL POPOLO 



PENSIERO EDAZIONE 



PRESENTED 

TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY THE ITALIANS 

IN THE U. S. OF AMERICA 

1878 



WEST WALK, OPPOSITE SIXTY-SEVENTH STREET 

SEVENTH REGIMENT MEMORIAL 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

A SOLDIER in bronze, heroic size, is standing with his left foot 
advanced and the knee bent, his face turned to the left with the 
eyes looking straight ahead. The cape of his army overcoat is 
thrown back over his right shoulder, and his hands clasp the barrel 
of his gun, with its butt resting between his feet. Each dado of 

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OPPOSITE SIXTY-SIXTH STREET 

GIUSEPPE MAZZINI 

1805-1872 

AN ITALIAN PATRIOT AND REVOLUTIONIST 

ARTIST 
G. TURINI 

iidraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a simple granite 
tal. He wears a full beard and his face is turned slightly 
e right with the eyes turned still more in the same direction. 

signed: G. TURINI SCULPTOR NEW YORK 1876 
INSCRIPTIONS 
GIUSEPPE MAZZINI 



DIO E IL POPOLO 



PENSIERO EDAZIONH 

PRl 
TO THE CIT 

BY THE 1 1 

IN THE U. S. f_ RICA 

1878 



WEST WALK, OPPOSITE SIXTY-SEVENTH STREET 

SEVENTH REGIMENT MEMORIAL 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

oiER in bronze, heroic size, is standing with his left foot 

,Tnd the knee bent, his face turned to the left with the 

eyes straight ahead. The cape of his army overcoat is 

' -er his right shoulder, and his hands clasp the barrel 

.:i its butt resting between his feet. Each dado of 

»74 



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the granite pedestal is ornamented with a shield in high relief and 
each side of its base with an heraldic bronze plaque. 

signed: j. q. a. ward 1869 
inscriptions 

THE 

SEVENTH REGIMENT 

MEMORIAL 

OF 
1861 - 1865. 

PRO 
PATRIA 

ET 

GLORIA 

IN HONOR OF THE MEMBERS 

OF THE 

SEVENTH REGIMENT N. G. S. N. Y. 

FIFTY EIGHT IN NUMBER 

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 

IN 

DEFENSE OF THE UNION 

1861 - 1865 

ERECTED 

BY THE 

SEVENTH REGIMENT 

NATIONAL GUARD S. N. Y. 

MDCCCLXXIII • 

OFF EAST DRIVE, OPPOSITE SEVENTY-EIGHTH STREET 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

OLIN LEVI WARNER, N.A. 

1 844- 1 896 

A LARGE granite slab, 9 feet long by 4 feet high, ornamented with 
carvings of shells and other sea things. On one side a large drink- 
ing basin for horses, in the form of a shell; on the other side a fix- 
ture and basin for persons. On each side of this latter basin is a 
figure of a boy carved in low relief. 

signed: O. L. WARNER 189O. 
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ESPLANADE 

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

EMMA STEBBINS 

1815-1882 

A BRONZE and granite drinking fountain. A winged female figure 
stands on a rock. From under her feet flows water out over an 
umbrella-shaped fixture, beneath which stand four figures of 
children around a central column. Beneath them a large basin 
resting on columns receives the water, which overflows again into 
a basin. 

Erected by the City in 1873. 

WEST OF MALL 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin for horses, about 10 feet in diameter, made of 
artificial granite lined with copper. In the center rises an orna- 
mental fixture, 10 feet high, made of bronze, granite and mosaic. 



SEVENTIETH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE 

♦RICHARD MORRIS HUNT 

1828-1895 

AMERICAN ARCHITECT 

ARTIST 

DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH, N.A. 

1850- 

A SEMICIRCULAR granite entablature, ornamented with antefixae 
of anthemion design, is supported on a high base by eight square 
pillars and four Ionic columns. The latter stand on a projection 

176 




THE FALCONER 

BY 
GEORGE SIMONDS 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 72 



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CENTRAL PARK-CONTINUED 

ESPLANADE 

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

EMMA STEBBINS 

1815-1882 

ZE and granite drinking fountain. A winged female figure 
. a rock. From under her feet flows water out over an 
.ila-shaped fixture, beneath which stand four figures of 
en around a central column. Beneath them a large basin 
ig on columns receives the water, which overflows again into 
m. 
ected by the City in 1873. 

WEST or 
FOUiNi 

ARTlSi 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin for horses, about 10 feet in diameter, made of 
artificial granite lined with copper. In the center rises an orna- 
mental fixture, 10 feet high, made of bronze, granite and mosaic. 



SEVENTIETH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE 

♦RICHARD MORRIS HUNT 
1828-1895 

AMERICAN ARCHITECT 

ARTIST 

DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH, N.A. 

1850- 

granite entablature, ornamented with antefixae 

^^ ic Mipnorted on a high base by eight square 

>iai4O0JMie3HTer stand on a projection 

eauoMis 30J1O30 

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which serves as a back to a low seat. In the center, two pilasters 
support a projection of the entablature, and, in front of the screen be- 
tween them, stands a simple pedestal holding a bronze bust, heroic 
size, of a man with his bearded face turned a little to the right. On a 
lower pedestal, against each end of the structure, stands the figure 
of a woman, heroic size, in simple, classic costume. The one at the 
left, holds in her left hand, before her waist, a palette and brushes, 
while her right hand, holding a hammer, hangs at her side. The 
figure at the right end, holds in both hands, before her, a model 
of a building. 

signed: DANIEL • C • FRENCH • SCULPTOR ■ I9OO 



INSCRIPTIONS 



TO 

RICHARD MORRIS HVNT 

OCTOBER 31, 1828 

JVLY 31, 1895 

IN RECOGNITION 

OF HIS SERVICES TO 

THE CAVSE OF ART 

IN AMERICA 

THIS MEMORIAL 

WAS ERECTED 1 898 BY 

THE ART SOCIETIES 

OF NEW YORK 



THE CENTVRY ASSOCIATION 

THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY 

THE METROPOLITAN MVSEVM 

OF ART 

THE ARTIST ARTIZANS 

OF NEW YORK 

THE ARCHITECTVRAL LEAGVE 

NATIONAL SCVLPTVRE SOCIETY 

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN 

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARTISTS 

AMERICAN INSTITVTE 

OF ARCHITECTS 

AMERICAN WATER COLOR SOCIETY 

SOCIETY OF BEAVX ARTS ARCHITECTS. 

177 



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NEAR FIFTH AVENUE AND SEVENTY-SECOND STREET 

ENTRANCE 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE 
1791-1872 

AMERICAN ARTIST AND INVENTOR OF ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH 

ARTIST 
BYRON M. PICKETT 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, of a man with long hair and whiskers 
stands on a granite pedestal. An ample cloak hangs from his right 
shoulder covering his arm, while in the hand he holds a feather. 
His left hand rests on a Morse telegraph instrument standing on a 
column. 

signed: B. M. PICKETT. SCULPT. 1 870 

Given to the City in 1871. 

INSCRIPTION 
MORSE 



NEAR FIFTH AVENUE AND SEVENTY-SECOND STREET 

ENTRANCE 

THE PILGRIM 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

Dressed in the costume of the seventeenth century, a bronze 
figure, heroic size, stands with the right foot advanced on a rough- 
hewn granite pedestal. His face is to the front and his eyes look 
straight ahead. His clenched left hand hangs at his side, and his 
right rests on the muzzle of a gun with its butt standing on the 
plinth. On the four sides of the pedestal just below the surbase 
are four low reliefs in bronze, representing respectively: "Bible and 
Sword," "Commerce," "The Mayflower," and "Cross-bow and 
Arrows." 

signed: j. q. a. ward sculptor 1884 

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DANIEL WEBSTER 

BY 
THOMAS BALL 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 73 



RE 

;TRA; ONTINUED 

, l. and seventy-second street 
entrance 

SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE 
1791-1872 

AMF ARTIST AND INVENTOR OF ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH 

ARTIST 
BYRON M. PICKETT 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, of a man with long hair and whiskers 
stands on a granite pedestal. An ample cloak hangs from his right 

•oiilder covering his arm, while in the hand he holds a feather, 
ilis left hand rests on a Morse telegraph instrument standing on a 
column. 

signed: B. M. PICKETT. SCULPT. 1 87O 

Given to the City in 1871. 

INSCRIPTION 

MORSE 



NEAR FIFTH AVENUE AND SEVENTY-SECOND STREET 

£ isi T p A M r V- 

THE PILGRIM 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1S3O- 

Dressed in the costume of the seventeenth century, a bronze 
figure heroic size, stands with the right foot advanced on a rough- 
hewn granite pedestal. His face is to the front and his eyes look 
str light ahead. His clenched left hand hangs at his side, and his 
right rests on the muzzle of a gun with its butt standing on the 
plinth. On the four sides of the pedestal just below the surbase 
are four low reliefs in bronze, representing respectively: "Bible and 
Sword." "Commerce," "The Mayflower," and "Cross-bow and 

Arrows." 

stGNEDflpT^-aaVj^Aiaikf^OpTOR 1884 

JJAa 8AMOHT 
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INSCRIPTIONS 

TO COMMEMORATE 

THE LANDING OF THE 

PILGRIM FATHERS 

ON 

PLYMOUTH ROCK 

DECEMBER 2 1, 1620. 



ERECTED BY THE 

NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY 

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

1885. 



EAST DRIVE, OPPOSITE SEVENTY-SIXTH STREET 

STILL HUNT 

ARTIST 

EDWARD KEMEYS 

1843-1907 

Crouching on a rock, as if about to spring, is a bronze figure 
of a panther, heroic size. With head turned to the left, ears erect, 
its keen eyes are fixed intently straight ahead. 

signed: E. KEMEYS 

Given to the City. 

in THE RAMBLE, OPPOSITE SEVENTY-SIXTH STREET 

JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER 

1759-1805 

GERMAN POET, DRAMATIST AND HISTORIAN 

ARTIST 
C. L. RICHTER 

With long hair lying in curls on the undraped shoulders, a 
bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a simple granite pedestal. 

signed: C. L. RICHTER FECIT 

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SCHILLER 

ZUR 

HUNDERTJAHRIGEN GEBURTSTAGSFEIER. 

DEN 9TEN NOVEMBER 1859. 

DIE DEUTSCHEN IN NEW YORK. 



IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1 732- 1 799 

FIRST PRESIDENT UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

JEAN ANTOINE HOUDON 

174I-1828 

This is a bronze statue, life size, of Washington dressed in Co- 
lonial costume, with his face slightly raised and turned a little to 
the right. His left foot is advanced, with the knee slightly bent. 
His right hand rests on his cane standing out from his body, and 
his left hand lies on a cloak lying over the top of a modified fasces 
nearly as high as his shoulder. Behind him stands a plow. 

In the year 1784 the State of Virginia appropriated 1,000 guineas 
for a statue of Washington to be made of the purest marble by 
the most eminent sculptor of Europe. Jefferson and Franklin 
being then in Europe were commissioned to mak6 arrangements. 
They approached Houdon, though the sum was about half his 
usual price. He said that it would be the glory of his life to be 
enabled to place his name humbly upon the plinth of a statue 
representing that good and great man. Houdon arrived in this 
country in the fall of 1785. He went direct to Mt. Vernon, where 
he remained a fortnight the guest of Washington. He made 
plaster casts of Washington's head and his whole person without 
clothing; of his spurs, watch seals and walking-stick. These casts 
were shipped to France, where, in 1788, Houdon completed the 
white marble statue which stands in the State House of Virginia. 
Six copies were made in bronze at the foundry of W. J. Hubard in 

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FOUNTAIN 

BY 

OLIN LEVI WARNER, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 75 



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NUED 



K. 

>ERTJAH EBURTSTAGSFEIER, 

DEN 9 /EMBER 1859. 

DIE DEU1:>uHEN IN NEW YORK. 



.. ,-M T T A K M r I s P U M OF ART 

oi.ORGE WASHINL/iON 
1732-1799 

KST PRESIDENT UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 
JEAN ANTOINE 1 
174I-182 

)nze statue, life si/ " ' ( - 

with his face siigti. k* 

; left foot is advanced, with the knee shghtly bent. 

i rests on his cane standing out from his body, and 

.;s on a cloak lying over the top of a modified fasces 

is his shoulder. Behind him stands a plow. 

784 the State of Virginia appropriated i,ooo guineas 

Washington to be made of the purest marble by 

' or of Europe. Jefferson and Franklin 

e commissioned to make arrangements. 

1, though the sum was about half his 

iw ,::.A it would be the glory of his life to be 

lis name humbly upon the plinth of a statue 

d and great man. Houdon arrived in this 

'78^. He went direct to Mt. Vernon, where 

the guest of Washington. He made 

jn's head and his whole person without 

ch seals and walking-stick. These casts 

're, in 1788, Houdon completed the 

mds in the State House of Virginia. 

UlAWyQl^oundry of W. J. Hubard in 

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1857. This copy was placed in the City Hail in 1859 and nego- 
tiations to have the city purchase it for 1 12,000 were continued 
for a decade. The other five copies are in the following places: 

Military Institute, Lexington, Va. 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Columbia, S. C. 

Lafayette Park, St. Louis, Mo. 

Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D. C. 

signed: 

fait par houdon, citoyen francais 1 788. futied i. m. 

gunthermann 

Given to the City in 1884. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
GEORGE WASHINGTON 



WASHINGTON 

BRONZE REPLICA OF A MARBLE STATUE BY HOUDON 
IN THE STATE CAPITOL AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 
BY THE PUPILS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



NEAR THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM 

EGYPTIAN OBELISK 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

A MONOLITH of reddish-pink Syene granite from the Assouan 
quarries. It is 71 feet in height, measures 8 feet 8 inches in thick- 
ness at the base, and weighs 488,000 pounds. Its four sides are in- 
scribed with Egyptian hieroglyphics, principally in honor of 
Thothmes III (b.c, i 591-1565, Lepsius), who caused it to be 
erected before the Temple of the Sun at Heliopolis. The inscrip- 
tions on one of the sides are by Rameses II (1292 to 1225 b.c). 
It is mounted on a pedestal of the same granite, and is kept in 
place by four bronze crabs, reproductions of the original supports 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

which are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The base is 
composed of the original three steps of Egyptian limestone. On 
the pincers of the four crabs are eight inscriptions. Beginning 
with the southeast corner, they read as follows: 

INSCRIPTIONS 

L. IH. KAISAPOS 

BAPBAPOS ANEOHKE 

APXITEKTONOTNTOS 

nONTIOT 

REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL 

QUARRIED AT SYENE EGYPT ERECTED 

AT HELIOPOLIS EGYPT BY THOTHMES III 

IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY B. C. 

[Above the inscription, to the right, is a cartouche of Thothmes III.] 



REMOVED TO ALEXANDRIA EGYPT 

AND ERECTED THERE B. C. 12, 

BY THE ROMANS. 



REMOVED TO THE UNITED STATES 

OF AMERICA A. D. 1880 AND ERECTED IN 

NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 22, 1881. 



PRESENTED TO THE 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

BY ISMAIL, KHEDIVE OF EGYPT. 



RUTHERFORD BURCHARD HAYES PRESIDENT 

WILLIAM MAXWELL EVARTS SECRETARY OF 

STATE OF THE UNITED STATES. 



THE COST OF REMOVING 

FROM EGYPT AND PLACING ON THIS 

SPOT THIS OBELISQUE PEDESTAL AND BASE 

WAS BORNE BY WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT 



LIEUTENANT COMMANDER 

HENRY H. GORRINGE UNITED STATES NAVY 

DESIGNED THE PLANS FOR AND SUPERINTENDED 

THE REMOVAL AND REERECTION 

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CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

NORTHWEST OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON 

1757-1804 

SECRETARY OF TREASURY, 1 789-95 
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF ARMY, 1799-1804 

ARTIST 
CARL CONRADS 

Dressed in Colonial costume, a figure, heroic size, in granite, 
stands with the left foot advanced on a pedestal of the same ma- 
terial, on the projecting base of which he carved in high relief a 
scabbard, sword and chapeau. His face is turned to the left, with 
the eyes looking straight ahead. He holds his closed right hand 
against his breast and his left, holding a document, rests on a low 
granite shaft. 

signed: C. CONRADS 

INSCRIPTION 

HAMILTON 



PRESENTED BY 

JOHN C. HAMILTON, 

1880. 



FIFTH AVENUE AND NINETY-SIXTH STREET ENTRANCE 

ALBERT BERTEL THORVALDSEN 

1770-1844 

A DANISH SCULPTOR 

ARTIST 
HIMSELF 

Dressed in a short chiton, a bronze figure, life size, of a man in 
the prime of life, stands with the left foot advanced, on a granite 
pedestal. His head is inclined slightly forward, with the eyes 
looking straight ahead. His right hand, grasping a hammer, 
hangs at his side, while his left holds a chisel, with the arm resting 

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CENTRAL PARK-CONTINUED 

on the head of a draped classic female figure, under life size. The 
right side of the pedestal is ornamented with a round bronze me- 
dallion of a winged female figure, in low relief, carrying two infants in 
her arms, and on the left side is a similar medallion with the figure 
carrying on her back an infant, holding a torch, while with her 
hands she scatters flowers. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
THORVALDSEN 

Nyso 
den 5. Octob. 1839 

Kjobenhavn. 1892 

Erected by Danes in U. S. of America. 



NORTHEAST PART OF CENTRAL PARK 

McGOWN'S PASS MONUMENT 

ARTIST 
WM. W. BOSWORTH 

An uncut granite block, 6 feet long, 2^ feet high, and 2 feet 
thick, stands on a polished granite base. It is surmounted by an 
old cannon. On one side stands an old mortar, on the other a bronze 
tablet. 

INSCRIPTION 

THIS EMINENCE COMMANDING 

McGOWn's PASS 

WAS OCCUPIED BY BRITISH TROOPS SEPT I 5 1 776 

AND EVACUATED NOV 2 1 1 783 

HERE BEGINNING AUG 18 1814 THE CITIZENS OF NEW YORK 

BUILT FORT CLINTON TO PROTECT THE CITY 

FOR THF (~ITY 

IN THE SECOND WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN 

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED city history club gy THE CHILDREN OF THE 
CITY HISTORY CLUB ^^ ^^"^ ^""^"^ OF NEW YORK A.D. I 906 

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CENTRAL PARK-CONTINUED 

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is ornamented with a round bronze me- 

ule figure, in low relief, carrying two infants in 

left side is a similar medallion with the figure 

r back an infant, holding a torch, while with her 

v.aters flowers. 

INSCRIPTIONS 
THORVALDSEN 

Nyso 
den 5. Octob. 1839 

Kjobenhavn. 1892 

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this eminence commanding 

mcgown's pass 

vvas occupied by british troops sept 1 5 1 776 

and evacuated nov 2 1 1783 

nning aug 18 1814 the citizens of new york 

clinton to protect the city 

'1 WAR """ ™i.^'^^ WITH GREAT BRITAIN 

PCTED ORV CLUB BY THE CHILDREN OF THE 

i li ' ^°'*'' OF NEW YORK A.D. I906 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

CENTRAL PARK— CONTINUED 

NORTHWEST CENTRAL PARK, NEAR ONE HUNDRED AND 

TENTH STREET 

* BLOCKHOUSE TABLET 

ARTIST 
JOHN WILLIAMS 

INSCRIPTION 

THIS BLOCKHOUSE 
WAS PART OF A LINE OF FORTIFICATIONS 

EXTENDING FROM THE HUDSON TO THE 

HARLEM RIVER, BUILT FOR THE DEFENCE 

OF NEW YORK BY ITS PATRIOTIC CITIZENS 

DURING THE WAR OF 1812-1815 



THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY 

THE women's AUXILIARY TO THE AMERICAN SCENIC 

AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY 

A. D. 1905 



AT BROADWAY AND SEVENTY-THIRD STREET 

♦GIUSEPPE VERDI 
181 3- 1 901 

AN ITALIAN OPERATIC COMPOSER 

ARTIST 
PASQUALE CIVILETTI 

A FIGURE, heroic size, in white Carrara marble, of a man with 
full beard and long hair, stands with the right foot advanced 
on a polished, dark granite pedestal, consisting of an irregular 
base 6| feet high, surmounted by a column 9I feet high. His face 
is turned to the right, and over his left arm he carries a heavy cloak 
with the hand resting against the hip, while his right hand hangs 
at his side. Standing on projections of the base, at equal distances 

185 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

CENTRAL PARK — CONTINUED 

from one another around the column, are four figures, life size, in 
white Carrara marble, representing respectively "ATda," "Falstaif," 
"Otello," and "Farza del Destino," each in characteristic costume 
and posture. Between these figures are white marble lyres resting 
against the base of the column. 

signed: pasquale civiletti, Palermo 

Given to the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

erected by the ITALIAN COMMUNITY THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF 

CHEV. C. BARSOTTI. EDITOR OF THE ITALIAN 

DAILY NEWSPAPER IL-PROGRESSO 

ITALO-AMERICANO 

OCTOBER 12, 1906 



RIVERSIDE PARK 

AT SEVENTY-SIXTH STREET 

* HAMILTON FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
WARREN & WETMORE, ARCHITECTS 

A LARGE shell-shaped granite basin for horses, 8 feet high and 
8 feet wide. Water is supplied to the large basin from a small 
shell-shaped basin into which the water flows from a dolphin's head. 
The back of the fountain forms a part of the wall of the Drive, 
The whole is surmounted by an eagle, heroic size, with uplifted wings. 

Given to the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

BEQUEATH ED • TO • TH E • CITY • OF • NEW • YORK • BY 
• ROBERT ■ RAY • HAMILTON • 

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STILL HUNT 

BY 
EDWARD KEMEYS 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 79 



Rf— SCULPTURE 

-CONTINUED 

1^ tne column, are four figures, life size, in 

lepresenting respectively "Aida," "Falstaflf," 

'Oi rza del Destine," each in characteristic costume 

- ' nLween these figures are white marble lyres resting 

J of the column. 

signed: pasquale civiletti, Palermo 

the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

' av the ITALIAN COMMUNITY THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF 

CHEV. C. BARSOTTI. EDITOR OF THE ITALIAN 

DAILY NEWSPAPER IL-PROGRESSO 

ITALO-AMERICANO 

OCTOBER 12, 1906 



RIVERblUL. I'AKK 
AT SEVENTY-SIXTH STREET 

♦HAMILTON FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
WARREN & WETMORE, ARCHITECTS 

A LARGE shell-shaped granite basin for horses, 8 feet high and 

wide. Water is supplied to the large basin froni a small 

waped basin into which the water flows from a dolphin's head. 

he back of the fountain forms a part of the wall of the Drive. 

'^ole is surmounted by an eagle, heroic size, with uplifted wings. 

A to the City in 1906. 

INSCRIPTION 

BEQUEATHED-yiiy^igFff • g^JYT^^ • NEW • YORK • BY 
• ROBERT • R^ HAMILTON • 

8YaM3>i i&jJAwaa 

Q\\ FIOA'I 3 3R l/!OIT1I5ia?-3<I HOT 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIDE PARK— CONTINUED 

AT NINETIETH STREET 

* SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONUMENT 

ARTISTS 

CHARLES W. STOUGHTON 

ARTHUR A. STOUGHTON 

PAUL E. DUBOY 

An ornamental circular canopy of white marble rests on twelve 
fluted Corinthian columns of the same material, standing on a 
massive circular base entered by a doorway. Its approaches are 
elaborate granite and marble stairways with heavy white marble 
balustrades. Near by are large cannon mounted on rough-hewn 
granite boulders. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

AROUND TOP OF STRUCTURE IN LARGE LETTERS 

TO THE MEMORY OF THE BRAVE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO SAVED 

THE UNION 

OVER DOOR 
IN MEMORIAM 



TABLET ON EAST SIDE OF MONUMENT 

ERECTED BY 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

MCM 



BRONZE TABLET ON REAR OF STRUCTURE 

soldiers' and sailors' MEMORIAL MONUMENT 

OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

COMMISSIONERS, 

ROBERT A. VAN WYCK, MAYOR, 

GEORGE C. CLAUSEN, PRESIDENT, PARK BOARD. 

JOHN W. GOFF, RECORDER, BIRD S. COLER, COMPTROLLER. 

JOSEPH A. GOULDEN, CHAIRMAN, MEMORIAL COMMITTEE, 

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

ARCHITECTS, 

CHARLES W. STOUGHTON, ARTHUR A. STOUGHTON, 

PAUL E. DUBOY. 

BUILDERS, CULLEN AND DWYER. 

.87 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIDE PARK— CONTINUED 

BRONZE TABLET SET INTO ONE OF THE BROAD STEPS 
IN FRONT OF STRUCTURE 

ERECTED BY 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

TO COMMEMORATE THE VALOR 

OF THE 

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

WHO IN THE CIVIL WAR 

FOUGHT IN DEFENSE OF THE UNION. 



ON A HIGH PILLAR OF THE BALUSTRADE STANDING 
SOUTHEAST OF STRUCTURE 

SOUTH SIDE 

•NY- VOLUNTEER • 

• REGIMENTS • 
• ACTIVELY • ENGAGED • 

• SEVENTY SECOND • 
■ SEVENTY THIRD • 

• SEVENTY FOURTH • 

• SEVENTY NINTH • 

• EIGHTY SECOND • 
• EIGHTY THIRD • 



WEST SIDE 

■ FARRAGUT • 
• NEW ORLEANS • FAIR OAKS • 

■ MALVERN HILL • 
• HARPERS FERRY • ANTIETAM • 
• lUKA • CORINTH • 
FREDERICKSBURG • MURFREESBORO 

• CHARLESTON • 
• JACKSON • CHANCELLORSVILLE • 



NORTH SIDE 

• SICKLES ■ 

• WINSLOW • KELLY 
BARLOW ■ THOMAN 

• CAMERON • SCOTT 
MURPHY • McMAHON 

WARREN • MOESCH 

HUSTON ■ STETSON 

• WINTHROP ■ 

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JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER 



BY 
C. L. RICHTER 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 79 



WORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIOF PARK—CONTINUED 

uROM/v TAHii INTO ONE OF THE BROAD STEPS 

)NT OF STRUCTURE 

ERECTED BY 
flE CITY OF NEW YORK 
, .^MMPMORATE THE VALOR 

OF THE 

SOLDIURS AND SAILORS 

WHO IN THE CIVIL WAR 

t OUGHT IN DEFENSE OF THE UNION. 

I'lLLAR OF THE BALUSTRADE STANDING 
SOUTHEAST OF STRUCTURE 

SOUTH SIDE 

Y • VOLUNTEER 
• REGIMEN-^' 
■ ACTIVELY • E" 
■ SEVENTY SF- 

• SEVENTY 1 
• SEVENTY 

• SEVEN!- 

• EIGHTY 

• EIGHTY 111! I 



WEST SIDE 

• FARRAGUT • 
NEW ORLEANS • FAIR OAKS • 

• MALVERN HILL • 
HARPERS FERRY • ANTIETAM - 

• lUKA ■ CORINTH • 
nF.RICKSBURG • MURFREESBORO 
CHARLESTON • 
^>mnJ CHANCELLORSVILLE • 



NORTH SIDE 

• SICKLES • 
VINSLdW • KELLY • 
.ARLOW • THOMAN • 

':RON • SCOTT • 
V • McMAHON • 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIDE PARK— CONTINUED 

EAST SIDE 

• GRANT • 

• • FORT SUMTER • • 

• BULL RUN • HATTERAS INLET • 

■ BALLS BLUFF • 

■ PORT ROYAL • FORT HENRY ■ 

. ROANOKE ISLAND ■ 
• HAMPTON ROADS • SHILOH • 
• ISLAND NO 10 • 



ON A HIGH PILLAR OF THE BALUSTRADE STANDING 
SOUTHWEST OF STRUCTURE 

SOUTH SIDE 

• N • Y ■ VOLUNTEER • 

• REGIMENTS • 

• ACTIVELY ENGAGED • 

• FIFTH • SEVENTH • 

• FORTY SECOND • 

• FIFTY NINTH • 

• SIXTY FIRST • 
■ SIXTY NINTH • 

• SEVENTY FIRST • 



EAST SIDE 

• SHERMAN • 
• GETTYSBURG • VICKSBURG • 

• PORT HUDSON • 
CHICKAMAUGA ■ CHATTANOOGA 

• FORT PILLOW • 
WILDERNESS • SPOTTSYLVANIA ■ 

■ COLD HARBOR • 
KENESAW MOUNTAIN • ATLANTA 



NORTH SIDE 

■ WORDEN ■ 
GUSHING • RIDER 
SICARD • KAEPLIS 
PHILIP • MEAGHER 
SMITH ■ OLMSTEAD 
WILKES • TAYLOR 
• WAINWRIGHT • 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIDE PARK— CONTINUED 

WEST SIDE 

• PORTER • 
• CHAMBERSBURG • MOBILE BAY • 

• WINCHESTER • 

• CEDAR CREEK • FORT FISHER • 

• WILMINGTON • 

• BENTONVILLE • FIVE FORKS • 

• PETERSBURG • 

• RICHMOND • APPOMATTOX • 



AT ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH STREET 

* FRANZ SIGEL 
I 824- I 902 

A GERMAN-AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 

KARL FRANCIS THEODORE BITTER, N.A. 

1868- 

An equestrian statue in bronze, heroic size, stands on a simple 
granite pedestal at the head of a flight of steps. The General sits 
erect, with his face turned to the right and the eyes looking straight 
ahead. His right hand, holding his hat, hangs at his side, while 
with his left he is reining in his charger, which, with arched neck 
and flashing eyes, is straining forward against the bit. 

signed: k. b. 1907 

Given to the City in 1907. 

INSCRIPTION 

• FRANZ SIGEL • 
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GEORGE WASHINGTON 

BY 

JEAN ANTOINE HOUDON 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 8o 



v^ATALOGUE OF WORK HT — SCULPTURE 

RIVFRS K— CONTINUED 

WbSi SIDE 

• PORTER • 
•MMBERSBURG • MOBILE BAY • 

■ WINCHESTER • 

CEDAR CREEK • FORT FISHER • 

: WILMINGTON • 

• BENTONVILLE ■ FIVE FORKS 

• PETERSBURG • 

■ RICHMOND • APPOMATTOX • 



AT ONE HUNPi^^^- ■ 

* FRANZ 5i 
1824-190^ 
A GERMAN-AMERICAN GENERAL 

ARTIST 
KARL FRANCIS THEODORE BITTER, N.A. 

1868- 

n statue in bronze, heroic size, stands on a simple 

. .il at the head of a flight of steps. The General sits 

IIS face turned to the right and the eyes looking straight 

:.'ht hand, holding his hat, hangs at his side, while 

^ is reining in his charger, which, with arched neck 

raining forward against the bit. 

signed: k. b. 1907 

y in 1907. 

INSCRIPTION 

WOT0M1H2AW 30MO30 

FRANZYfllGEL • 

WOaUOH ^^OTMA WAHI 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

RIVERSIDE PARK— CONTINUED 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SECOND STREET 

GRANT'S TOMB 

ARTIST 

JOHN HEMINGWAY DUNCAN 

1854- 

This is a rectangular granite building, 90 feet square and 150 
feet high, with a massive portico supported by six fluted Doric 
columns. It is surmounted by a cylindrical dome surrounded by 
a gallery of Ionic columns, and the whole is topped by a cone- 
shaped roof. 

Given to the City in 1897. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

VLYSSES • S • GRANT 
BORN • APRIL XXVII - MDCCCXXM 
DIED • JVLY XXIII - MDCCCLXXXX 

LET us 
HAVE PEACE 

MORNINGSIDE PARK 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THIRD STREET 

* BLOCKHOUSE TABLET 

ARTIST 
J. AND R. LAMB 

INSCRIPTION 

THIS TABLET MARKS THE REMAINS OF A STONE 
TOWER, A PART OF A LINE OF FORTIFICATIONS 
EXTENDING FROM THE HUDSON TO THE HARLEM 
RIVER, BUILT FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE CITY OF 
NEW YORK BY ITS PATRIOTIC CITIZENS DURING 
THE WAR OF l8l2- 1815. 



ERECTED BY THE 

women's auxiliary to the AMERICAN 

SCENIC AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY 

A. D. 1904 

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WASHINGTON-LAFAYETTE PARK 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH STREET AND 
MANHATTAN AVENUE 

♦ LAFAYETTE AND WASHINGTON 

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 

1757-1834 

MAJOR-GENERAL REVOLUTIONARY ARMY, 1 777-8! 

GEORGE Vv'ASHlNGTON 

1 732- 1 799 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 1 789-97 

ARTIST 

FREDERIC AUGUSTE BARTHOLDI 

I 834- 1 904 

Dressed in Colonial uniforms, two bronze figures, heroic size, 
stand face to face, with right hands clasped, on a white marble 
pedestal. The figure at the left, nearly in profile, leans forward, 
with the weight of the body on the left foot and the left hand ex- 
tended above his head, clasps two flags standing in the center be- 
hind the figures. The figure at the right stands in three-quarters 
view to the left, with the right foot advanced and the knee bent, 
while his left hand rests on the hilt of his sword. 

signed: a. BARTHOLDI, 189O 

inscription 
lafayette-washington 



PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY 

CHARLES • B • ROUSS • 

APRIL • NINETEENTH - NINETEEN • HUNDRED 



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ndred and fourteenth street and 

MANHATTAN AVENUE 

♦ LAFAYETTE AND WASHINGTON 

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 

1 757- 1 834 

MAJOR-GENERAL REVOLUTIONARY ARMY, 1777-81 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, I789-97 

ARTIST 

FREDERIC AUGUSTH • !.!il 

1834-19'' , 

,;, Colonial uniforms, two broii ^ i^p. 

to face, with right hands clasped, on a \^ 
' ' '^ figure at the left, ne, ' ^ ^i . ^ - 

it of the body on the 
his head, clasps two f. 

The figure at the i. , .. .- 

ith the right foot advanced and the knee bent, 
whik iius kit hand rests on the hilt of his sword. 

signed: a. bartholdi, 1890 

inscription 

lafayette-washington 



' ri TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 
BY 

B • ROUSS • 
APR! !H - NINETEEN • HUNDRED 



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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

HANCOCK SQUARE 

AT MANHATTAN AVENUE AND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY- 
THIRD STREET 

WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK 
1 824- 1 886 

BRIGADIER-GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY, 1 86 1- 1 886 

ARTIST 

JAMES WILSON ALEXANDER MacDONALD 

1824-1908 

This is a bronze portrait bust, heroic size, on a granite pedestal, 
with the head and eyes turned upward, and a broad ribbon thrown 
over the otherwise undraped chest. 

signed: 1891. WILSON MacDONALD SCULPTOR 

Given to the City in 1891. 

INSCRIPTION 
HANCOCK 

ON THE SPEEDWAY 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIFTH STREET 

HOOPER FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

GEORGE MARTIN HUSS 

1853- 

A LARGE circular granite basin. Back of it rises a round granite 
column 15 feet high, surmounted by a bronze fixture enclosing a 
globe. Back of this, a granite catch basin or urn for drippings 
from drinking place for persons. 

signed: GEORGE MARTIN HUSS ARCHITECT 
INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED TO 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

BY 

JOHN HOOPER 

ERECTED MDCCCXCIV 

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 
JUMEL MANSION TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

inscription 

Washington's head-quarters 

this tablet is dedicated by the washington heights 

chapter daughters of the american revolution 

to the memory of general george washington 

who occupied this mansion as his head-quarters 

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 6th jq OCTOBER 2lST 1 776. BATTLE OF 

HARLEM HEIGHTS SEPTEMBER l6th. COUNCILS OF WAR. 

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON VISITED THIS MANSION 

ACCOMPANIED BY HIS CABINET JULY 1 79O. 

MORRIS HOUSE 1758 | JUMEL MANSION 1810 | EARLE CLIFF I9OO. 



OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE 

MRS. FERDINAND PINNEY EARLE REGENT 

HENRIETTA MESICK BOSTWICK SARAH A. BLACKSTONE 

EMILY L. BOSTWICK FAY J. ELIZABETH HOTCHKISS 

HARRIET E. LANDERS ROBBINS FLORENCE BALLOU POOLE 

ELIZA JUMEL CARYL E. FLORENCE EATON 

ELLA WILSON KRAMER MILDRED E. LANDERS CHIPMAN 



JUMEL MANSION TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 

THIS PROPERTY WAS ACQUIRED 

BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK UNDER 

THE ADMINISTRATION OF SETH LOW 

MAYOR AND FORMALLY OPENED AS 

A PUBLIC PARK DECEMBER 28 I903 

COMMISSIONERS 

WILLIAM R. WILLCOX PRESIDENT 

JOHN E. EUSTIS 

RICHARD YOUNG 

GEORGE S. TERRY SECRETARY 

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INSCRIPTION 

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< b 1 i iCATED BY THE WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 

m ; DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

§ MEMORY OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON 

CUPIED THIS MANSION AS HIS HEAD-QUARTERS 
'■^' I EMBER i6th TO OCTOBER 2IST 1776. BATTLE OF 

C ^ HEIGHTS SEPTEMBER l6th. COUNCILS OF WAR. 

> [jj , SIDENT WASHINGTON VISITED THIS MANSION 

<: ACCOMPANIED BY HIS CABINET JULY I79O. 

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INSCRIPTION 



u THIS PROPERTY WAS ACQUIRED 

^ BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK UNDER 

I THE ADMINISTRATION OF SETH LOW 

MAYOR AND FORMALLY OPENED AS 
A PUBLIC PARK DECEMBER 28 I903 
COMMISSIONERS 
JAM R. WILLCOX PRESIDENT 
JOHN E. EUSTIS 
RICHARD YOUNG 

TERRY SECRETARY 

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FORT WASHINGTON AVENUE 

AT ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THIRD STREET 

FORT WASHINGTON MONUMENT 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

A THIN white marble pedestal with a low seat is placed against a 
rock upon which stands a cannon mounted on a wooden carriage. 
The dado of the pedestal is dark granite with a narrow bronze 
frame enclosing the inscription, on each side of which are thin 
pilasters, one of them being ornamented with a bronze sword and 
wreath and the other with a bronze torch and wreath. 

INSCRIPTION 

THIS MEMORIAL MARKS THE SITE OF 

FORT WASHINGTON 

CONSTRUCTED BY THE CONTINENTAL TROOPS 

IN THE SUMMER OF 1776 

TAKEN BY THE BRITISH AFTER A HEROIC DEFENSE 

NOVEMBER 16, 1 776 

REPOSSESSED BY THE AMERICANS UPON THEIR 

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

NOVEMBER 25, 1783 

ERECTED THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF 

JAMES GORDON BENNETT 

BY THE EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY OF THE 

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

NOVEMBER 16, I9OI 



IN THE BOROUGH OF 
BROOKLYN 



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IN THE BOROUGH 
BROOKLYN 

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE PLAZA 



s * GEORGE WASHINGTON 

"g 1 73 2- 1 799 

H PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, I789-97 






ARTIST 
sc O HENRY MERWIN SHRADY 

Q . ^ 1871- 






X ^N equestrian bronze statue, heroic size, stands on a high granite 

^ pgiestal. His Colonial uniform is nearly concealed by an ample 

- cgak wrapped about him, and his face is to the front, with the 

s eyes looking straight ahead. His right hand hangs at his side and 

^ his left holds the reins of his charger, standing quierlv with .jr. h^d 

neck. 
[_ 

.» signed: H. M. SHRADY. I906 

INSCRIPTIONS 



VALLEY FORGE 



THIS • MONUMENT • IS • PRESENTED • TO 
• BY • JAMES • R • HOY T 
• MEMBER • OF • 54th- 55th- U 

AND • REGISTER - OF • KINGS COUNTS 
COMMITTEE • OF • SUPERVISION • AND ■ <-.^v-r.. 
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BROOKLYN 

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE PLAZA 

* GEORGE WASHINGTON 
'732-1799 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1789-97 

ARTIST 

HENRY MERWIN SHRADY 

1871- 

An equestrian bronze statue, heroic size, stands on a high granite 
pedestal. His Colonial uniform is nearl)^ concealed by an ample 
cloak wrapped about him, and his face is to the front, with the 
eyes looking straight ahead. His right hand hangs at his side and 
his left holds the reins of his charger, standing quietly with arched 
neck. 

signed: H. M. SHRADY. I906 
INSCRIPTIONS 

VALLEY FORGE 



THIS • MONUMENT • IS • PRESENTED • TO ■ THE ■ CITY 

• BY • JAMES • R ■ HOWE • 

• MEMBER • OF • 54th- 55th- U • S • CONGRESS • 

• AND • REGISTER • OF • KINGS • COUNTY • 

COMMITTEE • OF • SUPERVISION • AND • CONSTRUCTION 

• 2nd FEBRUARY • I90I • 

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BOROUGH HALL PARK 

HENRY WARD BEECHER 

1813-1887 

PASTOR PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 1 847- 1 887 

ARTIST 

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

1830- 

Wearing a heavy overcoat with cape, a bronze figure, heroic size, 
with the face turned to the right, stands with the left foot advanced, 
on a dark granite pedestal. His left hand, holding a soft hat, is seen 
below the cape of his coat, and his right hangs at his side. On the 
left, a life-size figure of a barefooted negress, wearing a simple 
garment, is resting her left knee on the base of the pedestal, the 
surbase of which she grasps with her right hand, while with her 
left she is laying a palm branch at the feet of the statue. On the 
right, a figure of a small girl, holding in her hands the end of a 
garland hanging from the top of the pedestal, stands on the base, 
on which a small boy is sitting on his jacket with his arms about 
the girl. 

Given to the City in 1891. 

signed: j. q. a. ward sculptor 
inscription 

henry ward BEECHER 



1813 1887 



THE GRATEFUL GIFT 

OF MULTITUDES OF 

ALL CLASSES CREEDS 

AND CONDITIONS 

AT HOME AND ABROAD 

TO HONOR THE GREAT 

APOSTLE OF THE 
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 



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BOku. HALL PARK 

HFNRY WARD BEECHER 

1813-1887 

PASTOR PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 1847-1887 

ARTIST 
QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 
1830- 

Wr*ii«T**€ a heavy overcoat with cape, a bronze figure, heroic size, 

:d to the right, stands with the left foot advanced, 

... pedestal. His left hand, holding a soft hat, is seen 

of his coat, and his right hangs at his side. On the 

of a barefooted negress, wearing a simple 

cT left knee on the base of the pedestal,, the 

s which she grasps with her right hand, while with her 

u • • '-ng a palm branch at the feet of the statue. On the 

I 00 of a small girl, holding in her hands the end of a 

Q 5 10m the top of the pedestal, stands on the base, 

< Z hov is sitting on his jacket with his arms about 

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HENRY WARD BEECHER 



1813 1887 



THE GRATEFUL GIFT 

OF MULTITUDES OF 

ALL CLASSES CREEDS 

AND CONDITIONS 

AT HOME AND ABROAD 

TO HONOR THE GREAT 

APOSTLE OF THE 
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 



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BOROUGH HALL 

BOROUGH president's OFFICE 

SAMUEL S. POWELL 
1815-1879 

mayor of BROOKLYN, 1857-60; 1 872-73 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

Dressed in a modern costume, with the face and eyes to the 
front, is a white marble bust, life size. 
Purchased by the City in 1874. 



MUNICIPAL BUILDING 

MARTIN KALBFLEISCH 

1804- 1 873 

MAYOR OF BROOKLYN, 1861-63; 1868-71 

ARTIST 
J. McNAMEE 

A WHITE marble bust, life size. 

signed: J. McNAMEE. SCULPTOR 1877 

Purchased by the City in 1877. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING 

EPHRAIM J. WHITLOCK 

1 820-1 88 1 

PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

In the center of a white marble oval plaque is a face to the right 
in middle relief. This is set into a large rectangular slab of gray 
marble. 

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BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTION 

In 

Grateful Memory Of 

EPHRAIM. J. WHITLOCK; 

FOR 23 YEARS A MEMBER 

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 

AND FOR I I YEARS ITS 

PRESIDENT. 

DIED JUNE 30th 1881. 

BY THE TEACHERS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

OF BROOKLYN. 

EI LAUDEM, CUI DEBITA. 



BEDFORD AVENUE 

AT DIVISION AVENUE 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

In the center of an octagonal basin stands an urn-shaped iron 
fountain surmounted by the figure of a woman. It is ornamented 
with storks and children in cast-iron. 



FORT GREENE PARK 

EDWARD FOWLER 

1827- 

BRIGADIER GENERAL 

ARTIST 

HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

Wearing a military cloak thrown back over the right shoulder, 
disclosing a General's uniform, a bronze figure, heroic size, stands 
with the left foot advanced on a round granite pedestal. His face 

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l3UCATTr»xT t^tmt niNG — CONTINUED 

INSCKil'IION 

In 
ui Memory Of 
M. J. whitlock; 

.53 YEARS A MEMBER 
..U BOARD OF EDUCATION, 
AND FOR I I YEARS ITS 

PRESIDENT. 
DIED JUNE 30th 1 88 I. 
lACHERS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

OF BROOKLYN. 
EI LAUDEM, CUI DEBITA. 



BEDFORD AVENUE 

AT DIVISI< :nue 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

)f an octagonal basin stands an iron 

' ^ by the figure of a woman. It i^ uiiiamented 
ren in cast-iron. 



: GREENE PARK 

DWARD FOWLER 

1827- 

'^OIER GENERAL 

' RTIST 

BAERER 



1 back over the right shoulder, 

^ :, heroic size, stands 

pedestal. His face 



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FORT GREENE PARK — CONTINUED 

is turned slightly to the right, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 
His left hand rests on the pommel of his sword and his right against 
his hip. 

signed: henry baerer sculptor n. y. 

inscription 

fowler 

erected by the city of BROOKLYN 
IN HONOR OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THE 14TH. REGT. N. Y. S. M. 

1861 - 1865 
BULL RUN 
BINNS HILL FALMOUTH 

SPOTTSYLVANIA, AUG. 1 862. CHANTILLY 

FREDERICKSBURG WILDERNESS 

MINE RUN LAUREL HILL 

RAPPAHANNOCK STATION FITZHUGH CROSSING 

SOUTH MOUNTAIN PORT ROYAL 

CHANCELLORSVILLE SEMINARY HILL 

MANASSAS PLAINS SULPHUR SPRINGS 

GETTYSBURG ANTIETAM 

GROVETON GAINESVILLE 

SPOTTSYLVANIA - 1 864. 
DEDICATED MAY 1 8th. I902. 



GRANT SQUARE 

ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT 
1822-1885 

AN AMERICAN GENERAL 
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 869-77 

ARTIST 

WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE 

1861- 

An equestrian statue in bronze, heroic size, stands on a high 
granite pedestal, the front of which is ornamented with a bronze 
wreath. The General wears his military overcoat unbuttoned, ex- 
posing his uniform beneath. His face is turned to the left, with 
the eyes looking straight ahead. His gauntleted right hand rests 

203 



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GRANT SQUARE — CONTINUED 

against his hip, and his left holds the reins of his alert charger, with 
head up, ears pointed forward, nostrils distended, and eyes look- 
ing intently into the distance. 

signed: WILLIAM - ORDWAY - PARTRIDGE SCULPTOR - 1 895 

INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED 

TO THE CITY 

BY THE 

UNION LEAGUE CLUB 

OF 

BROOKLYN 

APRIL 27th 1896 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A BRONZE fountain, 15 feet high, composed of a series of basins, 
one above another, ornamented with figures of children. 



EASTERN PARKWAY 

AT BEDFORD AVENUE 

* HENRY WARNER SLOCUM 
1 827- 1 894 

GENERAL IN UNITED STATES ARMY, 1861-65 

ARTIST 
FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 
1865- 

A BRONZE equestrian statue, heroic size, stands on a granite 
pedestal, on the front of which is a bronze eagle with wings spread, 
m relief, and on each side of the pedestal are two bronze medallions. 
The General's face is turned to the right, but his body is turned to 

204 



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HENRY WARD BEECHER 

BY 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 200 



CATALOG WORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

GRANT SOUARF -CONTINUED 



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ing intentl> 

SIGNEI 



iUb tiie lems of his alert charger, with 
:d. nostrils distended, and eyes look- 

'.iCe.. 

- ORDWAY - PARTRIDGE SCULPTOR - 1 895 

INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED 

TO THE CITY 

BY THE 

UNION LEAGUE CLUB 

OF 

BROOKLYN 

APRIL 27th 1896 



FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

. . ,;oNZE fountain, 15 feet high, composed of a series of basins, 
one above another, ornamented with figures of chil. 



EASTERN PARKWAY 

AT BEDFORD AVENUE 

* HENRY WARNER SLOCUM 
1827-1894 

GENERAL IN UNITED StATES ARMY, 1861-65 

ARTIST 

' »FDERICK WILLIAM MArMONNlF.S- N.A. 

.1865- 

A BRov?c equestrian statue, heroic size^ stands on a granite 
ont of which is a bronze eagle with wings spread, 

The General's ^^^^^If fe fifl?f^t,^SFffiPbody is turned to 

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EASTERN PARKWAY — CONTINUED 

the left, and in his right hand he holds aloft an unsheathed sword. 
With his left hand he holds taut the reins of his spirited charger 
walking with arched neck. 
Given to the City in 1905. 

signed: macmonnies 
inscription 

S LOCUM 



FLATBUSH AVENUE AND SIXTH AVENUE 
HOOPER FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A LARGE circular granite basin. Back of it rises a granite 
column 15 feet high, surmounted by a bronze fixture enclosing a 
globe. Back of this a granite catch basin or urn for drippings 
from drinking place for persons. 

INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED TO 

THE CITY OF 

BROOKLYN 

BY 

JOHN HOOPER 

MDCCCXCVI 



PROSPECT PARK PLAZA 
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MEMORIAL ARCH 

ARTIST 
JOHN H. DUNCAN 

This is a granite structure with a height and width of 80 feet, 
enclosing an arch 50 feet high and 50 feet deep at the base, with a 
span of 35 feet. It is surmounted by a quadriga in bronze, and 

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PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

two colossal bronze groups — representing "The Army" and "The 
Navy," respectively — rest on the columnar embellishments on the 
front of each pier. Set into one pier beneath the arch is an 
equestrian high relief of Lincoln and in the other pier a similar 
relief of Grant. 

Purchased by the City in 1892. 

INSCRIPTION 
TO - THE - DEFENDERS - OF - THE - UNION - 1861-1865 



ON THE MEMORIAL ARCH 

THREE GROUPS 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

VICTORY 

This is a quadriga in bronze, heroic size, with a female driver 
erect in the chariot, holding aloft with her right hand a banner 
with voluminous fluttering folds, and in her left, an unsheathed 
sword. At the right and left of the four horses are winged female 
figures symbolical of victory. 

Purchased by the City in 1898. 



THE NAVY 

This large group in bronze, heroic size, is composed of a number 
of sailors standing near their youthful commander who holds a 
speaking trumpet in his right hand and points eagerly with his 
left. Above the group is a nude female figure wearing a helmet 
and holding aloft in her left hand a trident, while her right arm, 
with an extended sword, rests across the back of an eagle with 
wings outspread. 

Purchased by the City in 190 1. 

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BY 
WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE 



FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 203 



■RT— SCULPTURE 

PARK PL A 7A — CONTINUED 

groups— reprcuMwg "The Army" and "The 

—rest on the columnar embellishments bn the 

Set into one pier beneath the arch is an 

ef of Lincoln and in the other pier a similar 



1 1892. 

INSCRIPTION 
- DEFENDERS - OF - THE - UNION - 1861-1865 

0>} THE MEMORIAL ARCH 

THREE GROUPS 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM M\ 
1865- 

VICTQRY 

adriga in bronze, heroic size, with a female driver 

chariot, holding aloft with her right hand a banner 

^^'MS fluttering folds, and in her left, an unsheathed 

right and left of the four horses are winged female 

al of victory. 

the City in 1898. 



THE NAVY 

ize, heroic size, is composed of a number 

Lheir youthful commander who holds a 

right hand and points eagerly with his 

■ nude female figure wearing a helmet 

and a trident, while her right arm, 

TKA510 VlO^m^ tfeg^BYlyigf an eagle -with 

1901. ^^ 

,y,KllJIT5IA1 YAWQilO MAIJJIW 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART— SCULPTURE 

PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

THE ARMY 

A GROUP of a number of figures, in bronze, heroic size, chief 
among which are the head and fore-quarters of a horse, surrounded 
by soldiers with guns, and conspicuous among them a young oificer 
pointing eagerly upward and a drummer boy who has evidently 
been wounded. Dominating the group is a horse from which a 
cavalryman has just fallen, while the armor-clad, winged figure of 
Victory, blowing a trumpet, rushes forward between horse and 
rider. 

Purchased by the City in 190 1. 



ON THE PIERS IN THE ARCHWAY 

TWO RELIEFS 

ARTISTS 

WILLIAM RUDOLF o'dONOVAN, A.N.A. 

1844- 

AND 

THOMAS EAKINS, N.A. 

1844- 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 

1809-1865 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 1861-1865 

This is an equestrian high relief in bronze, showing President 
Lincoln mounted on a horse standing quietly, with its right side 
to the spectator and the rein hanging loosely on its neck. His face 
is toward the spectator and his right arm is extended downward 
with the hand holding a high-crowned hat, while his left hand, idly 
holding the reins, rests on the pommel of the saddle. 

signed: 

W R o'dONOVAN & THOMAS EAKINS SCULPTORS 1 893-4 

Purchased by the City in 1894. 

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PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT 

1822-1885 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 1 869-77 

This is an equestrian high relief in bronze, life size, showing the 
General in familiar uniform, mounted on a horse slowly walking to 
the left. He carries no sword, and idly holds in his left hand the 
double reins of the bridle. 

signed: 

W R • o'dONOVAN. & THOMAS EAKINS SCULPTORS. 1 893-94 

Purchased by the City in 1894. 



FOUR COLUMNS 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

These are fluted Doric columns in granite standing on rectangular 
bases of the same material. Each is surmounted by a large bronze 
globe, and eagle with wings spread and curved upward with their 
tips nearly meeting above. The lower part of the column is en- 
larged by four upright fasces tipped with ball and eagle. 

Purchased by the City in 1901. 



* ALEXANDER J. C. SKENE 
1839- 1 90 1 

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 

ARTIST 

J. MASSEY RHIND 

1860- 

This is a portrait bust of a bearded man, in bronze, heroic size. 
Over the shoulders is draped an academic gown, showing beneath 
it a modern coat and neckwear. It stands on a white marble 
pedestal, against a large white marble truncated obelisk, 

signed: MASSEY RHIND I9O5 

Given to the City in 1905. 

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ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT 

1822-1885 

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 1 869-77 

T i equestrian high relief in bronze, life size, showing the 

( :n lamiliar uniform, mounted on a horse slowly walking to 

p He carries no sword, and idly holds in his left hand the 

double; reins of the bridle. 

.V o'dONOVAN. & THOMAS EAKINS SCULPTORS. 1 893-94 

P'T based by the City in 1894. 



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§ s m :a3'MESE are fluted Doric columns in gran' ing on rectangular 

H t >:.es of the same material. Each is suri^ by a large bronze 

g u ;.^\^c, and eagle with wings spread and c upward with their 

^ i uj;;s nearly meeting above. The lower part of the column is en- 

^ Si licr.ed by four upright fasces tipped with ball and eagle. 

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1839-1901 

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 

ARTIST 

J. MASSEY RHIND 

1860- 

n portrait bust of a bearded man, in bronze, heroic size. 
Jers is draped an academic gown, showing beneath 
oat and neckwear. It stands on a white marble 
I a large white marble truncated obelisk. 

signed: MASSEY RHIND .19O5 

5 to the City in 1905. 

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PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTION 



ALEXANDER J. C. SKENE 
M. D. LL. D. 
PHYSICIAN 
PRESIDENT FYVIE 

DEAN AND ABERDEENSHIRE 

GYNECOLOGIST SCOTLAND 

1838 

HIGHMOUNT 

ULSTER CO. N.Y. 

1900 



AUTHOR 

OF THE LONG 
ISLAND HOSPITAL 
COLLEGE. 



GOUVERNEUR KEMBLE WARREN 
I 830- I 882 

GENERAL IN UNITED STATES ARMY, 1 862-82 

ARTIST 
HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, dressed in a general's uniform, 
stands alert, on the uncut top of a granite pedestal, partly polished 
and partly rough-hewn. With left foot advanced, the weight of the 
body is on his right; his head is thrown back and inclined to the 
left; his face is turned to the right and the eyes gaze straight ahead. 
He holds a field-glass before his breast with his left hand, while 
his right is thrust downward in expressive gesture. 

signed: HENRY BAERER SCULPT. N. Y. 
INSCRIPTIONS 



WARREN 



MAJOR GENERAL 

GOUVERNEUR KEMBLE WARREN 

LIEUTENANT COLONEL CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U. S. A. 

BORN AT COLD SPRING N. Y. JANUARY 8, 1830 

DIED AT NEWPORT R. I. AUGUST 8, 1882 

EVERYTHING WITH HIM WAS SUBORDINATE TO DUTY. 

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PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

GRADUATED AT WEST POINT, 1850, CORPS OF ENGINEERS 
U. S. ARMY, CONDUCTED EXPLORATIONS WEST OF THE MISSIS- 
SIPPI, 1855-58, SERVED IN ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, 1861-1865; 
ROSE BY MERIT FROM LIEUT. COLONEL, — 5TH NEW YORK VOLS., 

TO MAJOR GENERAL, COMMANDING 5TH ARMY CORPS; ENGAGED 
IN 17 GREAT BATTLES AND TWENTY MINOR ACTIONS; WAS TWICE 
wounded; SAVED LITTLE ROUND TOP AT GETTYSBURG, AND 
MADE VICTORY AT FIVE FORKS DECISIVE. OF HIS PROFES- 
SIONAL SERVICES, 1865-82, THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS STATES 
IN orders: "in SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS GENERAL 
WARREN HAD FEW SUPERIORS, AND HIS ELABORATE REPORTS 
ON SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS WHICH HAVE BEEN 
CONFIDED TO THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARE AMONG THE MOST 
VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS LITERATURE." 

Presented To The City of Brooklyn. 

BY G. K. WARREN POST No 286. 

Department of New York. 

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

A. D. 1896. V 



THIS STONE 

IS 

FROM LITTLE ROUNDTOP 

GETTYSBURG. 



JAMES S. T. STRANAHAN 

1 808- 1 898 

CHIEF FOUNDER OF PROSPECT PARK 

ARTIST 
FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, stands with the left foot slightly ad- 
vanced, on an embellished granite pedestal. Over his left arm he 
carries an overcoat, with a cane in the hand, while his right hand, 
holding a beaver hat, hangs at his side. 

signed: FREDERICK MacMONNIES 

INSCRIPTIONS 

STRANAHAN 
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TO MAJOR GENERAL, COMMANDING 5TH ARMY CORPS; ENGAGED 
IN 17 GREAT BATTLES AND TWENTY MINOR ACTIONS; WAS TWICE 
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00 1865- 

A V >ure, heroic size, stands with the left foot slightly ad- 

''embellished granite pedestal. Over his left arm he 
rcoat, with a cane in the hand, while his right hand, 
holding a beaver hat, hangs at his side. 

signed: FREDERICK MacMONNIES 
INSCRIPTIONS 

STRANAHAN 

210 



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PROSPECT PARK PLAZA — CONTINUED 

JAMES • S • T 

STRANAHAN 

A CITIZEN • OF • BROOKLYN 

HONORED • FOR • MANY 

NOBLE • SERVICES, MOST 

GRATEFVLLY • AS • CHIEF 

FOVNDER • OF 

PROSPECT PARK 

I 89 I 

LECTOR SI MONVMENTVM 

REQVIRIS CIRCVMSPICE 



ERECTED ■ BY • HIS 

FELLOW - CITIZENS 

DURING • HIS • LIFETIME 

AND • VNVEILED 

IN • HIS • PRESENCE 

JVNE • VI • MDCCCXCI 

* HENRY W. MAXWELL 
1850-1902 

DEVOTEE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND CHARITY 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS, N.A. 

1 848- 1 907 

Placed against a large granite bowlder is a rectangular, upright, 
bronze plaque, with a bust portrait in moderate relief, encircled by 
a wreath of oak leaves bound by ribbons at the top and bottom. 

signed: a. s. g. 

Given to the City in 1903. 

inscriptions 

henry — w — maxwell 
mdcccl mcmii 



• THIS • MEMORIAL • ERECTED • BY • HIS ■ 

• FRIENDS • IS • THEIR • TRIBVTE • TO • HIS • 

DEVOTION • TO • PVBLIC • EDVCATION • AND 

CHARITY • IN • THE • CITY • OF • BROOKLYN 

211 



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PROSPECT PARK 

SULLIVAN HEIGHTS 

JOHN HOWARD PAYNE 

1791-1852 

AUTHOR OF "home, SWEET HOME" 

ARTIST 

HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a granite pedestal. 
His head is inclined to the right and his face, fringed with whiskers, 
is turned to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: H ■ BAERER. SCULPTOR. NY- 1873 
INSCRIPTION 

TO 

John Howard 

Payne. 

Actor, Journalist, Dramatist, 

and the Author of 

"Home, Sweet Home," 

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED 

BY THE 

FAUST CLUB 

OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN 

■873. 

ON EAST DRIVE NORTHWEST OF DEER PADDOCK LAKE 

BATTLE PASS TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 
LINE •:• OF •:■ DEFENSE 

• :• AUGUST • :• 27 • :■ 1776 • :• 

BATTLE ■:■ OF •:■ LONG :• ISLAND 

175 •:■ FEET •:• SOUTH 1> 

SITE •:■ OF •:• VALLEY :• GROVE •:• HOUSE 
<! 150 •:• FEET •:• NORTH 

212 





JAMES S. T. STRANAHAN 

BY 
FREDERICK WILLIAM MAC MONNIES, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 2IO 



vLOGOE OF WORK \ RT—SCULPTURE 

PROSPECT PARK 

'^LiLLIVAN HEIGHTS 

JOHN HOWARD PAYNE 

1791-1852 

OR OF "home, sweet HOME" 

ARTIST 

HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

Lindraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a granite pedestal, 
ad is inclined to the right and his face, fringed with whiskers, 
led to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: H • BAERER. SCULPTOR. NY 1873 
INSCRIPTION 

TO 

John Howard 

'Payne. 

Actor, Journalist, Dramatist, 

and the Author of 

" Home, Sweet Home, 

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED 

BY THE 

FAUST CLUB 

OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN 

1873. 

ON EAST DRIVE NORTHWEST OF DEER PADDOCK LAKE 

BATTLE PASS TABLET 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

INSCRIPTION 
LINE •:• OF •:• DEFENSE 

• :• AUGUST •:• 27 •:• 1776 •:• 

BATTLE •:• OF •:■ LONG :• ISLAND 

-; ;v r r . : . _s,out ^ -'"> 

M^HAHAM^Y-T:..a.23MAL house 

— —.150 :^Qfeet ■:■ north 

.AM ,23IWWOMDAM ftJ^JJIW HDlHEaRfi^ 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
1 770- 1 827 

ARTIST 
HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

Dressed in the eighteenth-century costume, a bronze bust, 
heroic size, stands on a granite pedestal. His face, framed by long 
hair, is turned to the left, with the eyes raised and turned still more 
in the same direction. 

signed: henry baerer sculptor n. y. 

inscriptions 

beethoven 



PRESENTED TO THE 

CITY OF BROOKLYN 

BY THE UNITED GERMAN SINGERS 

OF THE CITY. 

FIRST PRIZE AT THE 

17th NATIONAL SAENGERFEST, 

HELD AT NEW YORK JUNE 22-26. 

1894. 



WASHINGTON IRVING 

1783-1859 

ARTIST 
HENRY BAERER 

•837- 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a gaine-shaped 
granite pedestal. He faces front and his eyes look straight ahead. 
Given to the City in 1871. 

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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 
1 809- 1 865 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1861-65 

ARTIST 

HENRY KIRKE BROWN, N.A. 

1814-1886 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, wearing an ample cloak about the 
shoulders, is standing with the left knee slightly bent and holding 
in the left hand a manuscript at which he is pointing with the right. 
On each side of the pedestal are small projections supporting bronze 
eagles, while the front and rear are ornamented with wreaths, 
within which are the inscriptions. 

Given to the City in 1868. 

signed: H • K • BROWN sc 
INSCRIPTIONS 

U S N 
USA 

* LIONESS AND CUBS 

ARTIST 

VICTOR PETER 

I 840- 

A BRONZE figure of a lioness, heroic size, is lying in an attitude of 
great contentment, on a pedestal about six inches high. Her right 
fore paw is extended in front of her and her left paw partly en- 
circles one young cub, which she is contentedly licking, while two 
others scramble over her. 

signed: VTOR PETER 

INSCRIPTION 

PRESENTED BY FREDERICK MAC • MONNIES 
COPYRIGHT. 

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HENRY W. MAXWELL 

BY 
AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS, N.A. 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 211 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 
I 809- I 865 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1861-65 

ARTIST 

HENRY KIRKE BROWN, N.A. 

1814-1886 

A BRONZE figure, heroic size, wearing an ample cloak about the 
shoulders, is standing with the left knee slightly bent and holding 
in the left hand a manuscript at which he is pointing with the right. 
On each side of the pedestal are small projections supporting bronze 
eagles, while the front and rear are ornamented with wreaths, 
'in which are the inscriptions. 

;jiven to the City in 1868. 

signed: H • K • BROWN sc 
INSCRIPTIONS 

U S N 
USA 

* LIONESS AND CUBS 

ARTIST 

VICTOR PETER 

1840- 

E figure of a lioness, heroic size, is lying in an attitude of 

ntment, on a pedestal about six inches high. Her right 

,' IS extended in front of her and her left paw partly en- 

'■ young cub, which she is contente<11v liik; ■-:. while two 

nble over her. 

signed: VTOR PETER 
INSCRIPTION 

.0 4tl W^^ckV^a)^HK«,nies 

COPYRIGM". 

.A.M .ai/raai^^o twias sutsuoua 

lis HOA'i ni3 Morr'iiji.)P!;Ki nm 



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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

THOMAS MOORE 

1779-1852 

AN IRISH POET 

ARTIST 

JOHN G. DRADDY 

1833-I904 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, with a cloak about the shoulders, 
stands on a granite pedestal ornamented with a bronze harp partly 
concealed by drapery. His face is turned to the left and the eyes, 
slightly raised, look straight ahead. 

signed: DRADDY FECET 1 879 

INSCRIPTIONS 

MOORE 

"though GLORY BE GONE 

AND THOUGH HOPE FADE AWAY 

THY NAME, LOVED ERIN, 

SHALL LIVE IN HIS SONGS" 



ERECTED BY THE 

ST PATRICK SOCIETY 

OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN 

TO COMMEMORATE THE 

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE BIRTH OF 

'the poet OF ALL CIRCLES AND 

THE IDOL OF HIS OWN." 

MAY 28. 1879. 



TWO FOUNTAINS 



ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 



These are irregular-shaped bronze basins on granite pedestals. 
From the center rises a short composite pillar out of four sides of 
which the water flows. 

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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 
1756-1791 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTUS MAX JOHANNES MUELLER 

1847- 

A BRONZE bust, heroic size, is in the costume of the latter part of 
the eighteenth century, with high coat-collar, full stock, and jabot. 
His long hair is combed straight back, and his face is turned slightly 
to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: a. m. j. mueller sculptor Philadelphia, 1897 

inscriptions 

MOZART 



presented to the 

city of brooklyn 

by the united 

german singers 

of the city. 

first prize at the 1 8^" 

national saengerfest, 

held at philadelphia 

JUNE 23"° 
1897 



S. K. Saenger 

President. 

Arthur Classen 

Conductor. 



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IN THE FLOWER GARDEN 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 
1756-1791 

ARTIST 

AUGUSTUS MAX JOHANNES MUELLER 

1847- 

A BRONZE bust, heroic $ize, is in the costume of the latter part of 
the eighteenth century, with high coat-coliar, full stock, and jabot. 
His long hair is combed straight back, and his face is turned slightly 
to the left, with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: a. m. j. mueller sculptor Philadelphia, 1897 

inscriptions 

MOZART 



^ PRESENTED TO THE 

2 ^ CITY OF BROOKLYN 

BY THE united 

GERMAN SINGERS 

OF THE CITY. 

FIRST PRIZE AT THE 1 8^" 

NATIONAL SAENGERFEST, 

HELD AT PHILADELPHIA 

JUNE 23"^ 

'897 



S. K. Saenger 

President. 

Arthur Classen 

Conductor. 



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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

ON LOOKOUT HILL 

MARYLAND MONUMENT 

ARTIST 

STANFORD WHITE 

1 853- 1 906 

Standing on a square granite base is a granite shaft with a 
bronze Corinthian capital surmounted by a white marble globe. 

inscription 

in honor of 
Maryland's fovr hvndred 
who on this battle-field 

avgvst 27th 1776 
saved the american army 



ERECTED THROVGH THE EFFORTS OF THE MARYLAND SOCIETY 
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLVTION AVGVST 27, 1 895. 

TVAE • CORONASTI • NOS • 
SCVTO • BONAE • VOLVNTATIS 



GOOD god! WHAT BRAVE FELLOWS 
I MVST THIS DAY LOSE 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 



PEDESTAL CONTRIBUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS 
CHARLES A. SCHIEREN, FRANK SQVIER, 

MAYOR. COMMISSIONER. 

THIRD STREET ENTRANCE 

PANTHERS 

(two) 

ARTIST 

ALEXANDER PHIMISTER PROCTOR, N.A. 

1862- 

On high granite pedestals, two bronze figures of panthers, heroic 
size. Stand alert, with their heads raised high and their ears pointing 
forward. 

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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

OCEAN AVENUE ENTRANCE 

THE HORSE TAMERS 

(two) 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

These are two companion pairs of rearing horses, heroic size, in 
bronze. Astride of one of the horses a nude youth, brandishing a 
whip, struggles to control the plunging animals. 

signed: FREDERICK • MAC ■ MONNIES ■ SCVLP". 1898 

MAC-MONNIES • SCVLPTEVR • 1898 

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PROSPECT PARK — CONTINUED 

OCEAN AVENUE ENTRANCE 

THE HORSE TAMERS 

(two) 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WILLIAM MacMONNIES, N.A. 

1865- 

These are two companion pairs of rearing horses, heroic size, in 
bronze. Astride of one of the horses a nude youth, brandishing a 
whip, struggles to control the plunging animals. 

signed: FREDERICK • MAC • MONNIES ■ SCVLP\ 1 898 

MAC-MONNIES • SCVLPTEVR • 1 898 
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IN THE BOROUGH OF 

THE BRONX 

GRAND BOULEVARD 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND SiXTY-FIR<^ 

*HEINRICH HEINE FOUNTAIN 
1 799- 1 856 

A GERMAN POET AND CRITIC 

ARTIST 

ERNST Hi-RTER 

I S46- 

A MONUMENT ill white marble, consisting of a pillar about 8 feet 
high, surmounted by a female figure, "Die Lorelei," heroic size. 
On three sides of the pillar are low reliefs: of "Heine," of a Sphinx 
holding in her arms a young man, and of a young man killing a 
dragon, respectively. The pillar stands on a large marble base 
elaborately ornamented with many kinds of aquatic animals and 
plants in high relief. The space around the base is divided into 
three large segments by projecting marble work, on each of which 
sits a mermaid, heroic size. The whole is surrounded by a large 
basin, into which the water flows from the large shell-shaped basins 
fastened to the sides of the pillar. Each of these shells is supplied 
with water from the mouth of a dolphin. 

signed: PROFESSOR E. HERTER. BERLIN. FECIT. 1897 



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HEiNRICH HEINE. 



To THE Memory of their Great Poet the Germans in Ameu 



Ihrem Grossen Dic^^^JMA5eutschen in Amerika. 

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PANTHERS 

BY 
ALEXANDER PHIMISTER PROCTOR, N.A. 

rOR DESCRIPTION SHH PAT,!- 217 



IN THE BOROUGH OF 
THE BRONX 

GRAND BOULEVARD 

AT ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIRST STREET 

*HEINRICH HEINE FOUNTAIN 
1 799-1 856 

A GERMAN POET AND CRITIC 

ARTIST 

ERNST HERTER 

1846- 

A MONUMENT in white marble, consisting of a pillar about 8 feet 
high, surmounted by a female figure, "Die Lorelei," heroic size. 
On three sides of the pillar are low reliefs: of "Heine," of a Sphinx 
holding in her arms a young man, and of a young man killing a 
dragon, respectively. The pillar stands on a large marble base 
elaborately ornamented with many kinds of aquatic animals and 
plants in high relief. The space around the base is divided into 
three large segments by projecting marble work, on each of which 
sits a mermaid, heroic size. The whole is surrounded by a large 
basin, into which the water flows from the large shell-shaped basins 
fastened to the sides of the pillar. Each of these shells is supplied 
with water from the mouth of a dolphin. 

signed: PROFESSOR E. HERTER, BERLIN. FECIT. 1 897 
INSCRIPTIONS 

HEINRICH HEINE. 



To THE Memory of their Great Poet the Germans in America. 



Ihrem Grossen Dichter die Deutschen in Amerika. 

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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

ZOOLOGICAL PARK 
LYDIG MEMORIAL ARCH 

ARTIST 
HEINS & LA FARCE 

This is a gateway consisting of two massive pillars of cut stone 
surmounted by an arch of ornamental wrought-iron work. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

ERECTED 

IN MEMORY OF 

PHILIP MESIER 

LYDIG 

AND 

CATHERINE SUYDAM 

LYDIG 

BY THEIR DAUGHTER 

FLORENCE LYDIG 

STURGIS 

A. D. 1903. 

THESE LANDS THESE FORESTS 

BECAME THE HOME WERE PRESERVED 

OF AND PROTECTED 

THE LYDIG FAMILY UNTIL ACQUIRED 
A. D. 1802. BY THE CITY. 

AND BY THEM A. D. 1 888. 

*ITALIAN FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

In the center of a circular basin about forty-five feet in diameter 
stands an urn-shaped basin about half as large, from the center of 
which rises a shaft holding a smaller basin supporting a shaft, on 
top of which rests a still smaller basin surmounted by the figure of 
a goose with its neck extended straight upwards. Around the 
large urn-basin are two figures of mermen and two of mermaids, 
each supporting with head and hands a large shell with its edge 
resting on the edge of the basin. In each shell is a sea-horse carry- 
ing on its back a child. 

Given to the City in 1903. 

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LYDIG MEMORIAL ARCH 

ARTIST 
HEINS & LA FARGE 

This ' eway consisting of two massive pillars of cut stone 

surmoiii :m arch of ornamental wrought-iron work. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

ERECTED 

IN MEMORY OF 

PHILIP MESIER 

LYDIG 

AND 

CATHERINE SUYDAM 

LYDIG 

BY THEIR DAUGHTER 

FLORENCE LYDIG 

STURGIS 

A. D. 1903. 

THESE LANDS IHESE FORESTS 

BECAME THE HOME WERE PRESERVED 

OF AND PROTECTED 

THE LYDIG FAMILY UNTIL ACQUIRED 
A. D. 1802. BY THE CITY. 

AND BY THEM A. D. 1 888. 



♦ ITALIAN FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

nier 01 a circular basin aboui lony-iivc kci in diameter 

irn-shaped basin about half as large, from the center of 

a shaft holding a smaller basin supporting a shaft, on 

rests a still smaller basin surmounted by the figure of 

its neck extended straight upwards. Around the 

are two figures of mermen and two of mermaids, 

• with head and hands a large shell with its edge 

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ZOOLOGICAL PARK — CONTINUED 
FOUR LIONS 

ARTIST 

ELI HARVEY 

1860- 

On either side of the two entrances to the lion house is the figure 
of a lion, heroic size, in limestone. Each one is seated on its 
haunches in an attitude of dignified repose. 

signed: ELI • HARVEY • SC. 

In addition, the buildings in the Zoological Park are profusely 
ornamented with animal sculptures. The pediments, cornices, 
entrances, and doorways are adorned with full figures of apes, mon- 
keys, birds, pelicans, and baboons, and the cornices, gutter-facings, 
the sides of the buildings, and the capitals of the columns are or- 
namented with heads of mammals, birds, and reptiles. These are 
all executed in realistic fashion. 



PELHAM PARKWAY BRIDGE 
*CAROLUS LINNAEUS TABLET 

ARTIST 
TIFFANY & CO. 

signed: TIFFANY & CO. 

INSCRIPTION 

• LINNAEVS • 
• BOTANIST • AND • ZOOLOGIST • 

■ BORN • RASHVLT • 

• SWEDEN • MAY • .23 • 1 707 • 

• DIED • HAMMARBY ■ 

• SWEDEN • JANVARY • ID . I778 • 

• THIS BRIDGE • WAS • DEDICATED • 
BY • THE • NEW ■ YORK • ACADEMY 

• OF • SCIENCES • MAY • 23 • I907 • 

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BRONX PARK 
* BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
CARL E. TEFFT 

1874- 

This is a bronze group, heroic size, of the head and shoulders of 
two rearing horses with webbed forefeet. A nude female figure 
of hilarious mien is astride the one at the left, which she guides 
with her right hand, while she swings her left hand backward in, 
merry gesture. A nude boy tries to control the horse at the right, 
and in his ri^ht hand holds a fish by the tail. Above the horses, 
a nude boy sits on the back of a dolphin on a large globe. Water 
flows from beneath the plinth into a large basin below, in the left side 
of which is a bronze merman looking up in a startled manner at 
the plunging animals and in the right side of the basin a bronze 
mermaid turns partly round to look at the group above her as she 
hurries to get out of their way. 

signed: CARL - TEFFT. SCULPTOR 

Purchased by the City in 1905. 



VAN CORTLANDT PARK 
* SULLIVAN MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN 

ARTISTS 

FRANK E. WALLIS, ARCHITECT 

AND 

JONATHAN SCOTT HARTLEY, N.A., SCULPTOR 

1845- 

This is a granite column 9 feet 6 inches high and 4 feet 6 inches 
wide, with an ornamental top, into each side of which is set a bronze 
medallion with the head of a man in middle relief. At the base 
is a circular basin for horses. 

MEDALLIONS SIGNED: J. S. HARTLEY S<^ 1906 
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CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A R T— SCU LPTURE 

BRONX PARK 
BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
CARL E. TEFFT 

•874- 

is a bronze group, heroic size, of the head and shoulders of 

ring horses with webbed forefeet. A nude female figure 

.aiious mien is astride the one at the left, which she guides 

!, her right hand, while she swings her left hand backward in, 

ry gesture. A nude boy tries to control the horse at the right, 

i i in his ri^ht hand holds a fish by the tail. Above the horses, 

^nude boy sits on the back of a dolphin on a large globe. Water 

^ -vs from beneath the plinth into a large basin below, in the left side 

^ which is a bronze merman looking up in a startled manner at 

-tr Sic plunging animals and in the right side of the basin a bronze 

^ Sermaid turns partly round to look at the group above her as she 

S Qirries to get out of their way. 

> H 

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Q Purchased by the City in 1905. 



> 

> 

g VAN CORTLANDT PARK 

CO — 

♦SULLIVAN MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN 

ARTISTS 

FRANK E. WALLIS, ARCHITECT 

AND 

, ..o^.MAVi ^rnjf HARTLEY >-' \ !' 

1845- 

This 'lite column 9 feet 6 inches high and 4 feet 6 inches 

wide, wiui nental top, into each side of which is set a bronze 

medallion ^ > head of a man in middle relief. At the base 

is a circulai or horses. 

MEDALL ;NED: J. S. HARTLEY S= 1906 

224 



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VAN CORTLANDT PARK — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTIONS 

IN HONOR OF 

ALGERNON SYDNEY SVLLIVAN 

JVRIST - STATESMAN - ORATOR 

BORN 1826 DIED 1887 

AN IMMACVLATE LIFE 

DEVOTED 

WITH NEVER FAILING FIDELITY 

TO PVBLIC 

AND PRIVATE TRVSTS 



IN HONOR OF 

ALGERNON SYDNEY SVLLIVAN 

JVRIST - STATESMAN - ORATOR 

BORN 1826 DIED 1887 

HE REACHED OVT 

BOTH HANDS 

IN CONSTANT HELPFVLNESS 

TO HIS 

FELLOWMEN 



ERECTED BY 

CITIZENS 

OF 

NEW YORK 

1906 

FRANK E WALLIS 

ARCHITECT 

*JOSIAH PORTER 

I 830- I 894 

ADJUTANT GENERAL N. G. N. Y. 1886-1894 

ARTIST 
WILLIAM CLARK NOBLE 

Dressed in a general's uniform, a bronze figure, heroic size, is 
standing erect on a granite pedestal. With his face and eyes to 
the front, he holds a chapeau against his hip with his right hand, 
while his left rests on the hilt of his sword with its point on the 
ground. 

signed: W. CLARK NOBLE SC 

Given to the City in 1902. 

225 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF A RT— SCU LPTU RE 

VAN CORTLANDT PARK — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTIONS 

MAJOR GENERAL 

PORTER 

ADJUTANT GENERAL 

STATE OF NEW YORK. 

1886 - 1894. 



ERECTED BY 

THE NATIONAL GUARD OF NEW YORK 

IN APPRECIATION OF HIS FIDELITY 

AS A PATRIOT, 

HIS QUALITIES AS A SOLDIER, 

AND HIS SERVICES IN BEHALF OF 

THE NATIONAL GUARD. 



HE LABORED 

TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY, 

PERFECT THE DISCIPLINE AND 

ELEVATE THE STANDARD OF 

THE NATIONAL GUARD. 



JOSIAH PORTER 

P"^ . LIEUT. P^ . BATTERY 

MASS. VOLS. 1 86 1, 

CAPTAIN, JULY 1 86 1 TO 

SEPTEMBER 1862. 

CAPTAIN 22ND. REGIMENT, N. G. N. Yo 

JUNE 1865, 

MAJOR, MAY 1867, 

LIEUT. COLONEL, JANUARY 1869, 

COLONEL, OCTOBER 1 869, 

MAJOR GENERAL AND 
ADJUTANT GENERAL, 1 886. 



IN THE BOROUGH OF 
QUEENS 



IN THE BOROUGH OF 
Q_U E E N S 

LONG ISLAND CITY 

JACKSON AND THOMPSON AVENUES 

FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin rimmed with granite, rising one foot above the 
pavement, in the center, on a pedestal of stones, stands an iron 
urn about 6 feet high; its basin about 4 feet in diameter. 



COLLEGE POINT 

COLLEGE AVENUE AND THIRTEENTH STREET 

CONRAD POPPENHUSEN 
1818-1883 

FOUNDER POPPENHUSEN INSTITUTE 

ARTIST 

HENRY BAERER 

1837- 

An undraped bronze bust, heroic size, stands on a granite pedes- 
tal. The face with a fringe of close-cropped whiskers is turned to 
the left with the eyes looking straight ahead. 

signed: H. BAERER SCULPTOR N. Y. 

Given to the City in 1884. 

229 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

COLLEGE POINT — CONTINUED 

INSCRIPTION 

POPPENHUSEN 

To THE Memory 

Of 

The Benefactor Of 

COLLEGE POINT. 

erected NOV. I, 1884. 

FLUSHING 

AT JAMAICA AND MADISON AVENUES 

ELLIMAN FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 

unknown 

A GRANITE slab 10 feet high by 4 feet wide. On each side a 
lion's head, out of which water flows into a basin. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

ALL MY SPRINGS 

ARE IN THEE FOR IN 

THEE IS THE FOUNTAIN 

OF LIFE 



ERECTED 

BY THE 

PEOPLE OF 

FLUSHING IN 
THE YEAR 
MDCCCXCVl 



THIS FOUNTAIN IS 

PLACED HERE IN 

MEMORY OF 

MARY LAWRENCE ELLIMAN 

WHO WAS AN ACTIVE 

PHILANTHROPIST AND A 

WARM ADVOCATE OF 
TEMPERANCE REFORM. 

230 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

FLUSHING PARK— CONTINUED 

AT BOWNE AVENUE AND BROADWAY 

FOX MONUMENT 

(GEORGE fox) 

1 624- 1 69 1 

FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 

ARTIST 

UNKNOWN 

An irregular block of rough granite, 5 feet by 4 feet at base and 
rising to a peak; about 4 feet high. One side polished for in- 
scription. 

INSCRIPTIONS 

HERE 
STOOD THE 

FOX OAKS 

BENEATH WHOSE BRANCHES 

GEORGE FOX 

FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
PREACHED JUNE yth 1672. 



ERECTED BY THE FLUSHING HISTORICAL SOCIETY I907. 



FLUSHING PARK 
FOUNTAIN 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A CIRCULAR basin 30 feet in diameter with an iron rim i foot 
high, ornamented at regular intervals with iron urns i foot high. 
In center of basin, an irregular pillar surmounted by figure of 
Neptune with trident, beneath his feet a shell-shaped umbrella over 
which the water runs into a large basin. Between the umbrella 
and basin the pillar is encircled by three mermaids holding hands. 
Below the basin four figures of mermen. 

231 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

FLUSHING PARK — CONTINUED 
SOLDIERS' MONUMENT 

ARTIST 
UNKNOWN 

A SIMPLE granite obelisk, divided into three sections by double 
bands of granite, is separated from its pedestal of the same material 
by a heavy molding, forming an obtuse-angled arch on each side. 

inscriptions 

Erected 

In Memory of the 

Patriotic Volunteers 

from 

Flushing 

WHO 

Sacrificed Their Lives 

In the War 
For the Preservation 

Of Our Union 
1861 1865. 



CAP' W-" c. dermody 

lieu* EMIL SCHUBERT SG* W" H. TERRY 

SG' AL» A. FOWLER CORP WASH" W. FOWLER 



HENRY APEL 
JOHN B. BAUER 
JOHN BRADY 
L. BRUNNEMER 
JOHN BUCKLEY 
JOHN W. BYRD 
JA^ BYRNS 
THADDs CAMPBELL 
J05 CATHCART 
VALEN* CLINCH 
W" J. CONN 
THQs CONNER 



BENi COVERT 
TITUS CROOKER 
HARS" CURTIS 
PHILIP DERCKES 
JO^ A. DOBIECKI 
JOHN DOHERTY 
JA^ E. ELDERD 
CHA^ ERLING 
JA' FEELY 
W" H. H. FIELD 
GE° H. FOWLER 
W" GOODWIN 



232 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 



FLUSHING PARK — CONTINUED 



CAPt LOUIS BRISKY 
SG* BENJ HARPELL SG^ JA^ P. SMITH 

CORP GE° HUNTSMAN CORP W" E. JOHNSTON 



W" GRIFFIN 
LOUIS GROESEL 
SETH HARPELL 
JOHN HEFERMEHL 
VALEN' HELFRICH 
JOHN HEPPLER 
JOHN J. HICKS 
JOHN W. HINTSMAN 
JOHN HODGES 
PATRICK HURLEY 
GUILF'' JACKSON 
THOs JACKSON 



THO^ H. JENKINS 
ROBERT KANZ 
JOHN KENALEY 
PHILIP KENNA 
JOHN KEPPLER 
JO= KIERSTEAD 
PETER KIMMLER 
WASH" G. KNIGHT 
PHILIP MAHER 
JACOB MANNWEILER 
PATRICK MARTIN 
TH05 M'^CREADY 



CAPt ELIJAH W. PECK 
SGT. FRED"^ WERNER SGT. ADAM WIRTH 

CORP. JOHN MARA CORP. LORENZO D. WOOD 



MARTIN MOORE 
EDw L. MURRAY 
HENRY NEIMER 
MARTIN NIX 
ANTHONY PARKS 
SAM' G. PORTLAND 
AND^ REINHARDT 
GOTHARD RENICKER 
FRANK RICHTER 
CHRIST" SCHATZMAN 
GE° W. SCHENCK 
DAVID SCHULTZ 



ELIAS H. SEAMAN 
CHA^ D. SMITH 
CHA^ STADER 
JAs STARKINS 
JURGEN STERNBERG 
J. STEINBRUECKER 
JOHN STONEBANKS 
CHA= W. TOWNSEND 
WILLIS H. TYRRELL 
GE° VIX 

CARL WIDDEMAN 
ROBt WRIGHT y 



233 



CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART — SCULPTURE 

JAMAICA 

AT BERGEN AND HILLSIDE AVENUES 

SOLDIERS' MONUMENT 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WELLINGTON RUCKSTUHL 

1853- 

On a simple granite pedestal, a winged figure of a woman in 
bronze, heroic size, is in the attitude of moving forward. Dressed 
in classic draperies falling in ample folds about her feet, her face is 
to the front and both undraped arms are extended aloft in front of 
her uplifted wings. She holds a wreath in her left hand and in her 
right a palm branch. 

signed: F. W. RUCKSTUHL. SCULPTOR. 1 896 
INSCRIPTION 

I86I — 1865 



SOLDIERS' MONUMENT 

BY 
FREDERICK WELLINGTON RUCKSTUHL 

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 234 



WORKS ' rULPTURE 

I \MAICA 

AND HILLSIDE AVENUES 

SOLDIERS' MONUMENT 

ARTIST 

FREDERICK WELLINGTON RUCKSTUHL 

1853- 

On a ;>iniple granite pedestal, a winged figure of a woman in 
'>ionze, heroic size, is in the attitude of moving forward. Dressed 
m classic draperies falling in ample folds about her feet, her face is 
to the front and both undraped arms are extended aloft in front of 
her uplifted wings. She holds a wreath in her left hand and in her 
right a palm branch. 

signed: F. W. RUCKSTUHL. SCULPTOR. 1896 
INSCRIPTION 

1861 — 1865 



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INDEX 



ABBREVIATIONS 

USED TO INDICATE THE LOCATION OF PAINTINGS 



C. H. City Hall. 

B. H. R. Brooklyn Hall of Records. 

A. C. Appellate Court. 

H. R. Hall of Records (Manhattan). 

B. M. B. Brooklyn Municipal Building. 



B. E. Boardof Education Building. 

B. B. H. Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

C. C. H. County Court House. 
B. H. Bellevue Hospital. 
Crim. C. B. Criminal Courts Building. 



C. O. Comptroller's Office (Stewart Building). 



INDEX 

WHERE A SUBJECT HAS BEEN PAINTED BY MORE THAN 
ONE ARTIST, THE NAMES OF THE ARTISTS ARE 
PRINTED WITHIN PARENTHESES 



INDEX TO PORTRAITS 



SUBJECT 

Abbott, George B b. h. 

Allen, Stephen c. 

Anderson, Robert c. 



. . .c. 

. B. H. 

. . .c. 
. . .B. 
.8. H. 



Bainbridge, William. . 
Barnard, Joseph F. . . 
Ben Amar, Achmet . . 
Benedict, Erastus C. . . 

Bergen, Jacob I 

Boliver, Simon c. 

Booth, Samuel b. b. 

Bouck, William C c. 

Bowne, Walter c. 

Bradford, Alexander Warfield.H. 

Brady, John R a. 

Brady, Wilham V c. 

Brainard, Roswell C b. h. 

Brown, Jacob c. 



Brown, John W b. h. 

Brush, Conklin b. m. 

Burnett, Ward Benjamin c. 

Carroll, Joseph W b. h. 

Chauncey, Isaac c. 



Clark, Aaron c. 

Clark, Myron Holley c. 

Clay, Henry (Jarvis) c. 

Clay, Henry (Staunton).. . .b. b. 

Clay, Henry (Unknown) c. 

Clement, Nathaniel H b. h. 

Clinton, DeWitt (Catlin) c. 

Clinton, DeWitt (Powell) b. 

Clinton, DeWitt (Hicks) b. 



E. 77 
Chnton, DeWitt (Parmecelli)..c. h. 77 



PAGE SUBJECT PAGE 

R. 71 Clinton, George c. h. 4 

H. 14 Golden, Cadwallader David. . .c. H. 13 

H. 47 Columbus, Christopher c. h. 18 

H. 9 Cooke, Erastus b. h. r. 65 

R. 68 Copeland, Edward b. b. h. 33 

H. 24 Curtis, William E b. e. 49 

E. 75 Dailey, Abram H b. h. r. 68 

R. 64 Daly, Charles Patrick c. c. h. 77 

H. 75 Davis, Noah a. c. 63 

H. 54 Dawson, Rodman B b. h. r. 71 

H. 29 Decatur, Stephen c. o. 8 

H. iQ Dikeman, John b. h. r. 63 

Dix, John Adams c. h. 60 

Duane, James c. h. 5 

Emott, James b. h. r. 72 

Fenton, Reuben E c. h. 55 

Fillmore, Millard c. h. 37 

Fish, Hamilton c. h. 35 

Francis, John Wakefield b. h. 81 

Gilbert, Jasper W b. h. r. 61 

Green, Andrew Haswell c. h. 73 

Greenwood, John b. h. r. 78 

Gunther, Charles Godfrey c. h. 57 

Hall, George (Carpenter)., .b. m. b. 42 

Hall, George (Frothingham).B. b. h. 20 

Hamilton, Alexander c. h. 5 

Harper, James c. h. 27 

Harris, Townsend b. e. 40 

Havemeyer, William Frederick.c. h. 28 

Haws, Robert T c. o. 75 

Hays, Jacob c. h. 23 

Hodges, Andrew B b. h. r. 71 



75 
54 
29 

19 

R. 76 

C. 

H. 

R. 

H. 



76 
30 
67 
II 
R. 59 
B. 37 
H. 38 
R. 70 

o. 33 

H. 22 

H. 54 

H. 39 

H. 50 

H. 76 

R. 70 

H. 16 
E. 



38 



237 



INDEX 



SUBJECT 

Hoffman, John Thompson. . . .c. h. 

Hone, Philip c. h. 

Howard, Harry c. h. 

Howell, James b. b. h. 

Hudson, Henry c. h. 

Hull, Isaac c. h. 

Hunt, Washington c. h. 

Hunter, John W b. b. h. 

IngersoU, Josiah c. h. 

Ingraham, Daniel Phoenix. .. .a. c. 

Jackson, Andrew c. h. 

Jay, John c. h. 

Jefferson, Thomas c. h. 

Jenks, Grenville T b. h. r. 

Jeremiah, Thomas b. e. 

Johnson, Jeremiah b. b. h. 

Kalbfleisch, Martin b. m. b. 

Kelly, Robert b. e. 

Kent, James h. r. 

King, John Alsop c. h. 

Kingsland, Ambrose C c. H. 

Lafayette, Marquis De c. h. 

Lambert, Edward A b. m. b. 

Larremore, Richard L b. e. 

Lawrence, Cornelius Van Wyck.c. h. 

Lee, Gideon c. h. 

Lewis, Morgan c. h. 

Livingston, Edward c. h. 

Livingston, Walter L b. H. r. 

Lott, Abraham b. h. r. 

Lott, John A B. H. R. 

Low, Seth B. B. H. 

Macomb, Alexander c. h. 

Manley, James R b. h. 

Marcy, William Learned c. h. 

McClellan, George Brinton. . .c. h. 

McCue, Alexander b. h. r. 

McDonough, Thomas c. o. 

McGoIdrick, Michael F b. h. r. 

McLean, James M b. e. 

Mickle, Andrew Hutchins c. h. 

Monroe, James c h. 

Moore, Henry A b. h. r. 

Morgan, Edwin Dennison c. H. 

Morris, Robert Hunter c. h. 

Morton, James St. Clair c. h. 

Murphy, Henry C b. m. b. 

Neilson, Joseph b. h. r. 

Opdyke, George c. h. 

Paez, Jose Antonio h. r. 

Paulding, William c. h. 



PAGE SUBJECT PAGE 

56 Perry, Oliver Hazard h. r. i i 

17 Powell, Samuel S b. b. h. 45 

48 Pratt, Calvin E b. h. r. 80 

61 Radcliff, Jacob c. h. 12 

78 Reynolds, George G b. H. R. 53 

9 Riker, Richard crim. c. b. 74 

41 Robinson, Hamilton W c. c. H. 57 

59 Schieren, Charles A b. b. h. 69 

74 Schroeder, Frederick A b. b. h. 60 

44 Scott, Winfield c. H. 44 

14 Seward, William Henry c. h. 26 

4 Seymour, Horatio c. H. 47 

48 Simmons, J. Edward b. e. 66 

55 Smith, Cyrus P b. b. h. 24 

50 Smith, Jesse C b. H. r. 68 

23 Smith, Samuel, b. M. b. 34 

46 Smyth, Bernard s. e. 80 

79 Sprague, Joseph b. m. b. 26 

78 Stanford, John b. H. 15 

45 Strong, Selah B b. h. r. 80 

36 Strong, WiUiam L c. H. 73 

15 Stryker, Francis B b. m. s. 33 

39 Stuyvesant, Peter c. H. 8 

56 Swift, Joseph Gardner c. h. 12 

21 Talmage, Thomas G b. M. b. 28 

20 Tappen, Abraham B b. H. R. 74 

7 Taylor, Zachary c. H. 31 

6 Thomson, George b. h. r. 81 

65 Throop, Enos Thompson c. h. 19 

65 Tiemann, Daniel Fawcett c. h. 46 

58 Tompkins, Daniel D c. H. 7 

62 Trimble, George T b. e. 40 

10 Trotter, Jonathan b. b. H. 21 

79 Troy, James b. h. r. 58 

22 Ulshoeffer, Michael c. c. h. 81 

53 Unknown b. h. 34 

70 Valentine, David Thomas c. h. 35 

10 Van Buren, Martin c. h. 18 

72 Van Brunt, Charles H a. c. 69 

52 Varian, Isaac L c. h. 25 

29 Varick, Richard c. H. 6 

13 Veeder, William D b. h. r. 66 

79 Voorhees, Judah B b. h. r. 66 

49 Von Steuben, Baron Frederick 

27 Wilhelm c. H. 42 

36 "Vuelvan Cara!" c. H. 67 

25 Washington, George 

62 (Trumbell) c. H. 3 

51 Washington, George (Swett). .c. h. 31 
34 Washington, George (Froth- 

16 ingham) b. H. 32 

238 



INDEX 



SUBJECT PAGE 

Washington, George 

(Unknown) b. b. h. 51 

Westervelt, Jacob Aaron c. h. 41 

Whitney, Daniel D b. b. h. 64 

Willett, Marinus c. h. 6 

Williams, Jonathan h. r. 8 



SUBJECT PAGE 

Wood, Alfred M b. b. h. 52 

Wood, Frenando c. h. 43 

Woodhull, Caleb Smith c. h. 43 

Wright, Silas c. h. 30 

Yates, Joseph Christopher. . . .c. h. 17 

Young, John c. h. 32 



INDEX TO 

Banishment of Discord 

Equity 

Justice (Edw. Simmons) 

Justice (Robt. Reid) 

Justice (W. L. Metcalf) 

Justice of the Law 

Law 

New York City Receiving the 
Tributes of the Nations 



MURAL PAINTINGS 

92 Opening of the Erie Canal 100 

90 Seal of the City of New York 94 

86 Seal of the State of New York 96 

89 The Graduate loi 

91 The Judicial and Other Virtues.. . . 98 

93 The Power of the Law 94 

91 The Reign of Law 97 

Transmission of the Law 87 

85 Wisdom. 95 



INDEX TO SCULPTURE 



Alfred the Great 147 

Andrews, George Peirce 1 13 

Architecture 123 

Army, The 207 

Arthur, Chester Alan 139 

Authority 124 

Autumn (Bush-Brown) 118 

Autumn (Clarke) 152 

Battle Pass Tablet 212 

Bedford Avenue Fountain 202 

Beecher, Henry Ward 200 

Beekman, Henry Rutgers, Tablet . . 116 

Bethesda Fountain 176 

Blockhouse Tablet (Lamb) 191 

Blockhouse Tablet (WilHams) 185 

Botanical Garden Fountain 224 

Bums, Robert 169 

Central Park Fountain 175 

Central Park Fountain 176 

Chemistry 122 

Childhood 117 

City Hall Tablet 109 

City Hall Park Fountain 108 

Clay, Henry m 

Clinton, DeWitt (Unknown) 1 1 1 

Clinton, DeWitt (Martiny) 119 

Colden, Cadwallader David 120 

Columbus, Christopher (Russo).. . . 164 



Columbus, Christopher (Suiiol). ... 167 

Columns, Four 208 

Commerce (Fesquet) 167 

Commerce (Martiny) 123 

Commerce (Bush-Brown) 127 

Confucius 1 50 

Conkling, Roscoe 140 

Consolidation of Greater New York. 1 27 

Cooper, Peter 129 

Cox, Samuel Sullivan 131 

De Peyster, Abraham 106 

De Vries, David Pietersen 119 

Dodge, William Earl 1 59 

Duane, James 120 

Eagles and Prey 172 

Egyptian Obelisk 181 

Electricity 125 

Elliman Fountain 230 

Emmet, Thomas Addis 115 

Ericsson, John 105 

Falconer, The 172 

Farragut, David Glasgow 141 

Firemen's Monument 132 

Flint, Austin, Tablet 153 

Flower Garden Fountains 215 

Flushing Park Fountain 231 

Force (Ruckstuhl) 145 

Force 1 26 



239 



IN DEX 



SUBJECT PAGE 

Fort Washington Monument 195 

Foster, Rebecca Salome 128 

Fowler, Edward 202 

Fox Monument 231 

Franklin, Benjamin 107 

Garibaldi, Giuseppe. 135 

Grant Square Fountain 204 

Grant's Tomb 191 

Grant, Ulysses Simpson (Partridge) 203 
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (O'Dono- 

van & Eakins) 208 

Greeley, Horace 1 10 

Greeley, Horace (Doyle) 1 58 

Hale, Nathan 107 

Halleck, Fitz Greene 170 

Hamilton, Alexander 183 

Hamilton Fountain 186 

Hancock, Winfield Scott 193 

Havemeyer, William F in 

Heathcote, Caleb 119 

Heine, Heinrich, Fountain 221 

Heritage 119 

Hewitt, Abram Stevens 120 

History 125 

Hobart, John Sloss, Tablet 116 

Holley, Alexander Lyman 134 

Hone, Philip 120 

Hooper Fountain 205 

Hooper Fountain 193 

Horse Tamers, The 218 

Hudson Park Fountain 133 

Hunt, Richard Morris 176 

Indian Hunter 168 

Industry (Martiny) 123 

Industry (Bush-Brown) 127 

Industrial Art 123 

Instruction 125 

1 ron Age 1 26 

I rving, John Treat 115 

Irving, Washington (Baerer) 213 

Irving, Washington (Beer) 161 

Italian F"ountain 222 

Jay, John 113 

Jefferson, Thomas no 

Jumel Mansion Tablet 194 

Jumel Mansion Tablet 194 

Justice (French) 1 48 

Justice (Martiny) 124 

Justice (Martiny) 125 

Justinian, Flavius Anicius 150 

Kalbfleisch, Martin 201 

240 



SUBJECT PAGE 

Keeper of the Rolls 122 

LaFayette and Washington 192 

Lafayette, Marquis De 137 

Law 125 

Lincoln, Abraham (O'Donovan & 

Eakins) 207 

Lincoln, Abraham (Brown) 214 

Lincoln, Abraham (Brown) 137 

Linnaeus, Carolus, Tablet 223 

Lions, Four 223 

Lioness and Cubs 214 

Long Island City Fountain 229 

Loomis, Alfred Lebbeus, Tablet. . . 154 

Louis IX 149 

Lycurgus 148 

Lydig Memorial Arch 222 

Madison Square Fountain 144 

Madison Square Fountain 144 

Manu 149 

Marshall, John 113 

Maryland Monument 217 

Maternity 118 

Maxwell, Henry W 211 

Mazzini, Giuseppe 174 

McAuley, Jerry, Fountain 1 58 

McGowan's Pass Monument 184 

Medicine. 122 

Memorial Fountain 133 

Mohammed 146 

Moore, Thomas (Draddy) 215 

Moore, Thomas (Sheahan) 166 

Morning and Night 145 

Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 178 

Moses 151 

Mott, Valentine, Tablet 155 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 216 

Murray, Mary Lindley, Tablet 160 

Music 123 

Navigation 1 23 

Navy, The 206 

Newcomb Fountain 130 

New York in Its Infancy 121 

New York in Revolutionary Times. 121 

Noon and Evening 145 

O'Conor, Charles 152 

Painting 126 

Panthers 217 

Payne, John Howard 212 

Peace 150 

Philosophy 118 

Pilgrim, The 178 



INDEX 



SUBJECT PAGE 

Poetry 1 18 

Poppenhusen, Conrad 229 

Porter, Josiah 225 

Powell, Samuel S 201 

Printing 1 26 

Provost Prison Tablet 109 

Recorder 122 

Recording the Purchase of Man- 
hattan Island 128 

Robinson, Hamilton W., Tablet. . . 117 

Say re, Lewis Albert, Tablet 1 56 

Schiff, Jacob H., Fountain 129 

Scott, Sir Walter 170 

Sculpture 126 

Seventh Regiment Memorial 174 

Seward, William Henry 142 

Shakespeare, William 168 

Sherman, William Tecumseh 163 

Sigel, Franz 190 

Sims, James Marion 161 

Skene, Alexander J. C 208 

Slocum, Henry Warner 204 

Smyth, Frederick 114 

Soldiers' Monument, Jamaica 234 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.. . 187 

Soldiers' Monument, Flushing 232 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch 205 

Solon 1 48 

Spring (Bush-Brown) 118 

Spring (Clarke) 152 

Still Hunt 179 

Stranahan, James S. T 210 

Study 124 

Stuyvesant, Peter 120 

Sulhvan Memorial Fountain 224 



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Summer (Bush-Brown) 118 

Summer (Clarke) 152 

Thorvaldsen, Albert Bertel 183 

Tigress and Cubs 172 

Tompkins Square Fountain 133 

Tradition 1 26 

Triumph of Law 146 

Union Square Fountain (Dondorf) 139 

Union Square Fountain (Unknown) 139 

Van Beethoven, Ludwig(Baerer). . 213 

Van Beethoven, Ludwig (Baerer). . 171 

Van Wyck 112 

Verdi, Giuseppe 185 

Victory 206 

Von Humboldt, Friedrich Heinrich 

Alexander 166 

Von Schiller, Johann Christoph 

Friedrich 179 

Warren, Gouverneur Kemble 209 

Washington Arch 136 

Washington, George (Unknown). . 112 

Washington George (D'Angers).. . . 112 

Washington George (Houdon) 180 

Washington, George (Shrady) 199 

Washington, George (Brown & 

Ward) 138 

Washington Square Fountain 136 

Webster, Daniel 173 

Whitlock, Ephraim J 201 

Winter (Bush-Brown) 118 

Winter (Clarke) 151 

Wisdom 144 

Wood, James Rushmore, Tablet. . 157 

Worth, WiUiam Jenkins 143 

Zoroaster 147 



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